To see or not to see

Canada

Film
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Here the Czech film-artist Bretislav Pojar amusingly reflects on our habit of looking before we leap. What he shows us is the little person inside each of us, the cautious character we all know, who acts to keep us out of trouble but also in a state of defeat. Is there a cure for this reluctance to face up to life in the raw? The film shows there is. With the Pojar charm working for you, your worst fears suddenly look plain silly.

Credits

director

Bretislav Pojar

producer

Wolf Koenig

Robert Verrall

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:14:33:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29605

Subject categories

Animation

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Fear

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Fear

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behaviorism (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fear

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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