The Smell of Burning Ants (1994)

  |  Short, Documentary

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A haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.

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15 June 2002 | HAL-82
Fascinating look at coming of age
Rosenblatt takes an avant garde approach to telling the anguish a young boy experiences growing up in the city. Confronting sexuality, masculinity, and self-worth, the narrative is formed entirely by stock footage, and Rosenblatt ingeniously weaves his story through editing and sound. The film is a unique and thought-provoking experience.

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Short | Documentary

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