Duration: 14 mins
This series of short videos is dedicated to the critical spirit in all of us. Whether it is a questioning of the notion of an objective reality (in ‘Dialogue’) and an instrumental language (in ‘Table, table and …’) or an appreciation of how the media reproduce dominant relations of power in our culture, the attempt is to facilitate a rethinking of our relationship to the world around us. ‘Ideological Baggage’ explores the construction of gender in a television commercial while ‘Packaged Desire’ examines the modus operandi of advertising. ‘The Phantom Country’, ‘The Myth of Columbus’ and ‘A Taste of Fascism’ deal with various aspects of racism in the media.
First Prize and the Award for Individual Technical Excellence in Editing, Sixth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival 1993, Calcutta