|To See or Not to See|
|Directed by||Břetislav Pojar|
|Written by||Břetislav Pojar|
|Produced by|| Robert Verrall |
|Starring||Severn Darden (voice)|
|Edited by||Maurice Blackburn (sound and music)|
Břetislav Pojar (sound and music)
|Music by||Genevieve Martin|
|14 min, 31 seconds|
To See or Not to See (French : Psychocratie) is a 1969 Canadian animated short film, directed by Břetislav Pojar for the National Film Board of Canada.
An exploration of fear, the film centres on a scientist who develops a pair of glasses that allows the wearer to see reality instead of subjective perception, thus making fear less onerous and easier to overcome.
To See or Not to See amusingly reflects on our habit of looking before we leap. What Pojar 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 keeps us in a state of defeat. Is there a cure for this reluctance to face up to life in the raw? The film shows that there is.
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