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The Bronswik Affair

The Bronswik Affair

| 23 min

This funny yet serious short film demonstrates the effectiveness of advertising and the marketing machine. Its comic appeal lies in the characters and the absurd situations they find themselves in, but it also shines a harsh light on our tendency towards needless consumerism prompted by a steady flow of commercials.


Credits
  • director
    Robert Awad
    André Leduc
  • producer
    René Jodoin
  • script
    Robert Awad
  • editing
    Robert Awad
  • animation camera
    Richard Moras
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Simon Leblanc
  • sound editing
    Gilles Quintal
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • animation
    André Leduc
    Robert Awad
    Jean-Michel Labrosse
  • narrator
    Ian De Voy
  • voice
    Lorna Brown
    Richard Comar

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Education

Ages 11 to 17

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

Family Studies/Home Economics - Consumer Awareness
Media Education - Advertising
Social Studies - Economics
Technology Education - Science and Technology

Teach the concept of satire. Pre-viewing: Discuss the impact of mass media on our spending habits. Students should understand the manipulation that is involved through advertising. Post-viewing: comment on the film's message; although the film is dated, does its point still apply today? Elicit modern-day examples to support their responses.

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