Mandatory Training

  • United Kingdom 
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SHORT JOY // A short socially-critical mosaic shot on 16mm film explores how much the way of thinking has changed in Western society in the past few decades, wondering whether equality and diversity are a matter of course, or whether they are still just meaningless words. Patrick Tarrant’s films juxtapose excerpts from white magazines from the past century and machine voice-over segments of an online learning module on equality, inclusion and diversity for present-day employees.

"Mandatory Training is a slightly ornery reaction to being forced to complete computer-based training and tests on matters that range from the banal to the ideological. For better or worse, if you answer wrongly on a question relating to race or gender, for example, you can, as the module explains, keep repeating the test until you pass." Patrick Tarrant



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  • Original title
    Mandatory Training
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  • Duration
    10 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
    • Colour
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