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For Better, For Worse

UK, 1961 (MIFF 1962)

Director: John Halas, Peter Sachs

Taking an average viewer as its champion, this cartoon demonstrates satirically how television can be a pleasure and a source of information or, if taken in too large a dose, can mesmerize and engulf the viewer.

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