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It's comes across like a series of animated memes.
Distracting moving images without informational content are interrupting a senseless string of short aphorisms spoken by various actors of the industry.
The required and expected attention span of the target audience is about 10 seconds. That's when the beat changes. bam bambam bam bam bambam.
I don't get the idea behind the piece. It's not at all informational - so it can't claim the label 'documentary'.
Is it trying to be a video opera in seventeen thousands acts?
Instead of enlightening the viewer it's aiming to create emotions. As such it might claim the label "piece of art".
But as long as the director sells it as a documentary it gets 2 stars out of 10 from me. 2 instead of 1. Because apparently, he put in some effort to collect what you might call "interviews". It's a real shame that someone with that kind of access to the industry players doesn't create a more intelligent film with his material.
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