This is not an observational film

Inspired by The Treachery of Images by René Magritte, this experimental observational short fuses game footage, immersive binuaral 3D sound, and observational shots of wildlife to explore the enviromental tensions of real world pollution, global warming, and humanities mistreatment of the earth against our love for virtual worlds and care for such in games. The non-linear short questions our obsession with simulated realities over real world enviromental issues.

TW: Contains footage of a deceased deer from 2:34 - 4:05
Also contains flashing lights and screen glitches throughout
Jumpscares at 2:34, 4:05 and 7:27

Game featured: Red Dead Redemption 2 Online

  • Ray Abu-Jaber
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    observational, enviromental, game
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Goldsmiths University London
Director - Ray Abu-Jaber