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To See or Not to See

To See or Not to See

| 14 min

In this short film, Czech filmmaker Bretislav Pojar amusingly reflects on our habit of looking before we leap. What he shows us is the little person inside each of us, the cautious character we all know, who acts to keep us out of trouble but also in a state of defeat. Is there a cure for this reluctance to face up to life in the raw? The film shows there is. With the Pojar charm at work, your worst fears suddenly look plain silly.

  • director
    Bretislav Pojar
  • script
    Bretislav Pojar
  • animation
    Bretislav Pojar
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound editing
    Maurice Blackburn
    Bretislav Pojar
  • music
    Genevieve Martin
  • music editing
    Maurice Blackburn
    Bretislav Pojar
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Michel Descombes
  • voice
    Severn Darden


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