The film explores institutional and personal representations of memory and behavior through a complex interweaving of scientific documentation, animal behavior experiments and vintage ... See full summary »

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The film explores institutional and personal representations of memory and behavior through a complex interweaving of scientific documentation, animal behavior experiments and vintage pre-school footage. The approach is formalistic and optically printed material is used throughout. The drama of the nuclear family is played by a series of non-human subjects - ranging from mannequins used in 1950s nuclear blast experiments, to doves playing ping-pong. The notion of family is experienced as iconic, nostalgic and a recollected remnant of the nuclear age. Written by Dana Plays

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30 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Awards: First Prize, Jurors' Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor Film and Video Festival; First Prize Experimental Film Award, Empire State Film Festival; Also Screened:Athens International Film Festival; Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival; Big Muddy Film Festival; Deep Ellum Film Festival; Savannah Film and Video Festival; Euro Underground Film Festival; Filmforum (Los Angeles); San Francisco Cinematheque; Pacific Film Archive. See more »

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