State of Fear

Scott McLaren and Stuart Andrews

1997, 15:00 minutes, B&W, English


Seven hundred and seventy one words from Orwell, Chomsky, Shakespeare and others. Seven hundred and seventy one people off the street. A 15 minute meditation on Capitalism, Thought Control and the "Freedom" of Speech.

Made in conjunction with the First Annual On The Fly Film Festival, where every short had to be shot in a day, then cut in a day. "Shot during Toronto's Metro Days of Action government protests, October 25th and 26th 1996, this Orwellian videotape employs "the voice of the people" as channeler for the rants of Donald Duck, Woody Allen, Noam Chomsky and other popular heroes." Images '97 program notes

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