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Invictus

video (10:23)
2005

excerpt

A speculative account of a 'domestic' terrrorist's post-mortem journey through the physically empty yet haunted corridors of the Death Star. The video combines news footage from the 1995 bombing with gameplay footage from a modified Star Wars video game. When asked to explain his crime, Timothy McVeigh often compared his victims to those innocents killed in the destruction of the Death Star – the climactic moment of the 1978 film. Invictus (Latin for "invincible" and the title of the 19th Century poem from which McVeigh took his "last words") posits a possible afterlife in which McVeigh's fantasy role is realized.