Middle Child: Confessions of a Family's Home Video

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  • Middle Child: Confessions of a Family's Home Video

  • Artist: Mark Sawers
  • Year: 1989
  • Duration: 20:00
  • Country: Canada
  • The impact of the ever present home video camera is the framework of this satirical look at communication breakdowns in the typical family unit. It s through the recordings of the Freemans home video camera that we observe Peter, the frustrated Ã’middle child , being pushed to the limit as his family celebrates his birthday -obliviously recording the event with their home video camera. Ironically, it s this camera that Peter uses, after stealing it and his father s car, to air his grievances with his family. The camera becomes an active and instrumental tool in breaking down the communication barriers that have been built up by the family s inattentiveness to one another.

  • Accession #: 1745
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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