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Title Creating a monster : an examination of reality television
Published Ronin Films, 2017
San Francisco, Calif. : Kanopy Streaming, [2018?]
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (21 min.): digital, sound, colour
Summary This documentary explores how reality television is constructed and consumed, and the psychological impact it has on participants. It examines how the characters of people on reality television are simplified to serve the show's needs and narratives. Further, it questions whether our consumption of reality television negatively affects the lives of the reality television participants. On the surface CREATING A MONSTER is about reality television. However, sub-textually the film confronts a bigger ethical question about the psychological impact on the contestants: is the fault placed on reality television producers or the audience who consumes the product?
Notes In English
Subject Reality television programs.
Genre/Form Doucumentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Riess, Gena Lida, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm), distributor