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This Is a Recorded Message

This Is a Recorded Message

| 10 min

This experimental animated short takes a critical look at consumerism in a material world. Thousands of cut-out ads are presented in increasingly fragmented, rapid succession. The film's disorienting and hectic pace seeks to interrogate the extent to which seductive advertising is a shockingly strong force in shaping our desires, needs, and lives in contemporary capitalism.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

Credits
  • director
    Jean-Thomas Bédard
  • producer
    Pierre Moretti
  • camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Cameron Gaul
    Raymond Dumas
    Richard Moras
  • music
    Alain Clavier

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Media Education - Advertising
Media Education - Consumerism

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