How To Fix The World

Jacqueline Goss

2004, 28:30 minutes, Colour, English


How To Fix The World is a digitally animated video adapted from Soviet psychologist A.R. Luria’s research in Central Asia in the 1930s. At once humourous, conflicting, and revelatory, these conversations between Luria and his subjects illustrate a particular historical moment when one culture attempted to transform another in the name of education and modernization. The subtleties of this transformation are found in the words exchanged and documented nearly a century ago.

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Critical Writing

Introduction: Experiments in Documentary
by Lucas Hilderbrand. Millennium Film Journal, 2009, no. 51.