Crusading - (older version) 2/6/2009

Kenneth Doren

2001, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


Crusading unravels the making of a media issue with the quiet deliberately paced takes of an eight-year-old halting singing from from a sheet of quotes made by Dr. Luigi Di Bella in a crusade for his unorthodox treatments for cancer. The power of public sentiment surrounding this story seems to have given the media license to exploit the issue on a global level that is actually affecting change within the medical profession. Dislocated from the story the younger singer appears to reference an anchor person on a TV news show and obviously does not understand what she has been given to read, nor does she feel any need to disguise her disinterest and boredom. The resulting sequences are humorous and poignant as we contrast the innocent honesty of a child with the highly manipulated but supposedly objective deliverance of the "anchor man".

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