This concluding chapter gives five primary revelations in the critiques of brutal humanism that emerge from film practices. First, brutal humanism is a politics based on violence. Second, brutal humanism hungers endlessly for both brutalized bodies and witnesses. Third, as a politics premised on witness testimony, brutal humanism can only consolidate itself after the fact, making change in the present less conceivable. Fourth, brutal humanism formalizes the affective structures of charity. Finally, a politics based on stabilizing meaning in the image through the body presents long-term problems and unduly limits the scope of political change to the parameters of individual human physiology.
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