In Order Not To Be Here

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Year
2002
Country
  • United States
Duration
34min
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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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  • Original title
    In Order Not To Be Here
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Deborah Stratman
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Deborah Stratman
  • Editing
    Deborah Stratman
  • Music
    Kevin Drumm
  • Sound
    Deborah Stratman
  • Duration
    34 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    2002
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production

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