PTA - A Crash Opera

Loyola Lewis

1990, 12:00 minutes, colour, English


PTA - A Crash Opera comments on media's unconscionable strategy to lure its audience by exploiting and sensationalizing tragic events. Plane, train and car crashes become not only the focus of news programs, but a strange and vicarious form of entertainment. In this video, as in commercial television, crash disasters and fatalities become the top stories that everyone wants to hear. As a result, the news becomes a mere show; a pageant.

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