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In Order Not To Be Here

DIR: Deborah Stratman
2002 / United States / 34 min

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An uncompromising look at the ways privacy, safety, convenience and surveillance determine our environment. Shot entirely at night, the film confronts the hermetic nature of white-collar communities, dissecting the fear behind contemporary suburban design. An isolation-based fear (protect us from people not like us). A fear of irregularity (eat at McDonalds, you know what to expect). A fear of thought (turn on the television). A fear of self (don’t stop moving). By examining evacuated suburban and corporate landscapes, the film reveals a peculiarly 21st century hollowness… an emptiness born of our collective faith in safety and technology. This is a new genre of horror movie, attempting suburban locations as states of mind.

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Director Deborah Stratman
Screenplay Deborah Stratman
Dir. of Photography Deborah Stratman
Editing Deborah Stratman
Music Kevin Drumm
Sound Deborah Stratman
Duration 34 min
Year 2002
Country United States
Colour Colour
Tags cities, essay, experimental, surveillance
Production Pythagorasfilm
Pythagorasfilm
Country:  United States
Web:  www.pythagorasfilm.com/
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