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Spring In Awe

The overpowering displays of Times Square as a lullaby of global capitalism in times of war.

Overview

Genre
Portrait
Synopsis

The lights of Times Square have always awed spectators. Over the years the incandescent bulbs of theaters have given way to the fluorescent tubes of advertising. Specificity has been lost as everything becomes generic. In this landscape the news of the war in Iraq becomes just another part of corporate America. Displayed on oversized screens, images of the war become compelling entertainment. Flashing between a toy giraffe and a beer commercial the news of more troops killed loses its scary reality. Shot entirely in Times Square, Spring In Awe examines how the realities and absurdities of the war in Iraq are obscured by the blurring of the lines between news, entertainment and advertising.

Stage
finished
Running time
4 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
TwoMoons Production
Country
United States
Years of Production
2004
Locations
NYC

Distribution Details

Release year
2004
Awards
Media That Matters Awareness Award 2004; Best Editing Brooklyn Film Festival, 2004
Broadcast (Acq.)
Reel New York, Channel 13, 2004
Language
English
Subtitles
non

Photos

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