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Watching

Watching is a short ‘experimental documentary’ shot in super 8 format in Peru. The images reveal everyday life—people cooking, dancing in the street, young kids hanging out interspersed with the images of striking miners. This mix of anger, despair and joy are blended together to say that all of these are the ingredients of life here — one is not more important than the other. Together they reveal the power of ordinary people and culture. The ‘romantic’ music that accompanies the images and the use of ‘watching’ eyes serve to critique mainstream culture and its view of the ‘third world’.

– Phil Hoffman, Filmmaker – Professor, York University

Running time: 7.5 Minutes
Production Format: super 8
Screening Format: 16 mm, colour / B & W, Sound
Year of Production: 1994

AWARDS:

Best Cinematography
9th Annual National Student Film & Video Awards, Canada. 1995.

Award of Merit for Experimental Film
The Media Arts Department, Sheridan College/Pleasure Dome. 1994.

SCREENINGS:

Emily Car Institute, Changing Imaginary Borders In The Americas
Vancouver, B.C. 1999

Images Festival
Toronto 1996

Mixed Arte Mezclado, Latin American Artist Festival
Toronto 1994

Pleasure Dome
Toronto 1994

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