Jared Epp
Canada 2022 | 16 Min. | engl. subtitled

Thu, 18-May-23 01:30 PM
Q&A with:
Jared Epp, Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)

A cau­tion­ary tale on the end­less entan­gling of infor­ma­tion shar­ing, social media, mean­ing and daily life, and as well, a satire on the anthro­pol­o­gist as col­o­niz­er of knowledge. 

Dr. Carlos Popper, a pos­i­tivist ethno­g­ra­ph­er arrives in the neigh­bour­hood of Park­dale, Toron­to, to study the grow­ing con­cern of people van­ish­ing into total vir­tu­al real­i­ty (the film was shot during the summer of 2020). On his jour­ney he encoun­ters Mr. Noise, who embod­ies the desire for the vir­tu­al and tries to lure Popper to join him. Rep­re­sent­ing the lim­i­nal­i­ty between the vir­tu­al and phys­i­cal, Mr. Sound, anoth­er res­i­dent of the neigh­bour­hood, tries to save Popper. 

Jared Epp is a PhD Can­di­date in social anthro­pol­o­gy from Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty in Ottawa, Canada. His research focus­es on the inter­sec­tion of place, imag­i­na­tion and pre­car­i­ty in a Cana­di­an urban con­text. He is cur­rent­ly based in Edmon­ton, Canada, fin­ish­ing his dis­ser­ta­tion and work­ing as a com­mu­ni­ty arts facil­i­ta­tor with indi­vid­u­als living unhoused and/or with a con­cur­rence of mental health bar­ri­ers and addictions. 

Direc­tor, Editor: Jared Epp
Camera: Jared Epp, Isaac Giles