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Understanding Science

Canada, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Experimental)

Director: Dirk De Bruyn

A taxonomical crash course listing, ordering, classifying phrases, words, letters and num­bers. A collision course of the domestic and fragments received from 'out there'. A visual assault course of home movie footage of the filmmaker's family, drawings and text repeat­ed and reprocessed on film, video and comput­er. A correspondence course from expatriot Australian de Bruyn. Can we ever truly under­stand science?

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