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The film consists of extreme close-ups of children's faces in various states of intense emotion, accompanied by the dramatic music of Philip Glass. Only in the final seconds of the film do we see what the children have been looking at all this time... Written by Anonymous

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It's great... But where can it be found?
3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a somewhat vague recollection of this short film from many years ago, and it still sticks in my mind. As you watch it, you can't figure out what's going on. You think these kids are mentally disturbed. Your mind goes through all sorts of things trying to figure out where it's going. When you finally realize what those kids are up to, it gives you an incredible "WOW!" feeling.

I really would like to acquire a copy of this film. Does anybody know where myself and other can find it? Either in VHS or DVD format It really should be required watching for any parent of small children. It's amazing to me so many parents are ignorant to the fact that TV (not to mention computers and video games) are quite mind-numbing for kids. Many people ASSUME that these things are benign and in some cases educational, but most of the time they are not used for that at all. Even so called "educational programming" doesn't live up to the name, and tends to be primarily entertainment in how it is used.

I wish I had a copy of this film to share with friends and family because it does a really good job of convincing people and making them think.


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