If ever there was a TV-addict, it would be filmmaker Rob Schröder. For years he watched television on three screens at a time. Not only that, he recorded on tape what struck him as fascinating, important, weird, disgusting or downright shocking. In Moral Panic he edited forty years of viewing experience into a mind blowing collage of iconic images, freakish material and forgotten faces. Moral Panic is a fast paced journey that alternates between the serious and the sleaze. It makes you wonder if the serious isn’t sleaze and if the sleaze should not be taken more seriously. What has become the message of the medium when on channel 3 we see images of a recent war, while on channel 113 a grandma flashes her tits? How can any moral mortal watch television without loosing his head? Moral Panic is a requiem for an addiction. It’s the burial of a medium.
|Collected, directed & edited
|Janneke van de Kerkhof