In 1976, Jean-Luc Godard made his self-critical film . He started the project in 1970 with his pro-Palestinian political film . When most of the Palestinian militants in the film died soon after, Godard began to question his own film and decided to make a new one. In it, he contrasts footage from with new material: "here" we see a middle-class French family watching television in 1975; "elsewhere" we see how Palestinian soldiers from train for their deaths as martyrs. is a critique of the methods used by Gothard's own Dziga Vertov Group, which made political films from 1968 to 1972 -- including . Godard demonstrates how he manipulated his own footage, such as when he used a close-up to conceal the fact that a Lebanese woman, explaining how proud she was to be bearing a child that might one day reinforce Palestinian troops, was not in fact pregnant. allows Godard to display the other reality lurking behind the one that the camera is focused on.