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No-Zone

USA, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Experimental)

Director: Greta Snider

Greta S incorporates a sprinkling of traditional bay-area style — cutting and pasting images from an obscure range of memorabilia footage and pop culture — as she guides us through the tribulations and ecstasies of life in the 90s. No-Zone generates the feelng of reading a book, as a gamut of emotions are brought to life in a series of short fables. The disturbing issues of AIDS, nuclear waste in one's front yard, and the ever present mid-life crisis, are translated through via gun visuals, manipulated text and in-your-face close-ups. Paranoia and discontent with the state of the world, are coolly relayed in soap opera time, via two of the film's episodes — Sickness and Toxin. Relief from this environ­ment comes in the form of doing 30kms on a skateboard, downtown and foraging for edible berries in the wilderness... Alas no happy end­ing here, as a mini-doco focusing on The End of History, stakes its claim as the crowning glory.

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