역대 대구사진비엔날레 / 8th Daegu Photo Biennial
The film Progress vs. Regress by Melanie Bonajo, I was one of the producers, is shown in the 8th Daegu Photo Biennial in Seoul, South Korea that takes place from 10 September until 2 November 2021. More on the biennial here
Progress vs. Regress is a film about the ways modern inventions have changed social relationships, seen through the eyes of those almost one hundred years of age. This generation has lived through a century with the most sudden, widespread industrial, technological, and digital changes in the history of humankind.
Progress vs. Regress documents the most influential of these inventions with regards to how they shape us, our values, and investigates how the myth of progress affected and continues to affect attitudes towards labor, money, time, and emotions. Embedded within the film lies the story of how we as a society cope with our elderly population. The generation born now grows up on a conveyer belt of inventions in the name of progress, while the elderly have no perceived economic value and are not taking part in our visual culture.
By providing an insider look into the lives of elderly homes and trying out various playful and humorous experiments, this film asks us to reshape our view of the elderly, to think about what kind of care we need to supply, what an old body needs, and simultaneously inform the young generation about the impact of inventions.
Film information IMDB
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Progress vs. Regress
2016, HD video, 53 minutes