The Measure Of Success

Cherie Moses

1987, 05:20 minutes, colour, English


The Measure Of Success presents a woman in silhouette, isolated and focussed upon by both the speaker and by the viewer. She is being given a pep talk which is apparently meant to help her to perform her job in a more successful manner. However, as the tape progresses, it becomes clear that it is the intention of her "superior" to demean her performance and to manipulate information in such a way as to indicate that it is not he who is really displeased with her, but rather the "others".

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Critical Writing

Locked Out of the Women's Room: Montreal International Festival of...
by José Arroyo and Jamie Gaetz. Cinema Canada, 1988, no. 155.