Brambor is a speculative design short film in collaboration with Rachel Ciavarella and Adriana Garcia. 15 years from now the US government decides to alleviate its uncontrollably rising debt by privatizing the education system. Inevitably, large corporations being to support and eventually own school systems. Soon these corporations have political influence over the people. Our project looks 50 years into the future of the effects this has on society.
Why is this relevant?
- The US debt is rising, with the possibilities of the government selling off public resources to private entities. (http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
- Corporate sponsorship in schools is already occurring, and reflects a declining public education system. (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/nov/15/education-schools)
- Insider trading has economical and political influences in the free market. (http://www.theyrule.net/)
- Anti-corporate organizations (such as Occupy) are on the rise in the media as well as in the public eye. (http://occupywallst.org/, http://antiadvertisingagency.com/project/light-criticism/, http://theyesmen.org/)
Wheat icon created by Christopher Classens.