Evidence: Shots of Kids Watching TV

Chris Higgins

Evidence is a short film by Godfrey Reggio, director of Koyaanisqatsi, showing kids watching TV, from the perspective of the TV. It's mesmerizing and shocking -- the looks on the kids' faces are peaceful...but creepily vacant. Reggio's website says:

Evidence looks into the eyes of children watching television - in this case Walt Disney's "Dumbo". Though engaged in a daily routine, they appear drugged, retarded, like the patients of a mental hospital. Evidence is about the behavior of children watching television - an activity whose physiological aspects have been overlooked in the current controversy surrounding television.

Check it out:

What did your face look like as you watched this?