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films | Cautionary Tales

Cautionary Tales

in production

Roz Mortimer

A humorous but disturbing look at the way our society perceives childhood, loosely based on real events which are re-presented as a seasonal calendar of the terrible fates that befall children nowadays... abuse, suicide, kidnapping...

The film applies a range of digital interventions to large-format photographs of child performers in fantastic locations.

running time 6 minutes

Roz trained as a textile designer at Middlesex Polytechnic in the early eighties but has been making films since 1995. Her current production Gender Trouble, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is a documentary about intersex people in Britain. Previous films have explored the relationships girls have with their dogs (Dog of my Dreams) and a woman's fascination with worms. Roz lives in London.

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