LONDON – A young woman sits cross-legged on her bed, staring into the jaunty-angled camera lens and moaning about her fruitless hunt for a job.
The words “Job search got me like” appear on the screen as she narrows her eyes and presses her fingers to her temples. It looks like any other video you might see popping up on Snapchat – and that’s exactly what makes British student Trim Lamba’s short film so damn effective.
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“I am fascinated by our use of social-media,” Lamba said. “Particularly, the ‘story’ function. It willingly invites us to ‘create’ our lives through a succession of images and videos stitched together for others to watch. Read more…