|THIS AIN'T DISNEYLAND|
|Crew: ||Written, directed, animated, edited & composed by Faiyaz Jafri - Nobody Cares written and performed by Vega Spring Jafri & Sky Jafri - Produced by Hyper-Unrealism |
A juxtaposition of the collapse of the Twin Towers and Disney.
Faiyaz Jafri is an artist and film maker, born and raised in rural Holland of Dutch and Pakistani decent. Jafri's art explores Jungian archetypes in the modern world. In addition he searches for neo-archetypes in mass media and global popular culture. His work has an almost clinically engineered feel to it without becoming cold or soulless. It is this contrast between unnatural perfection and the fact that his work conveys a strong emotion that makes his work at times haunting but always strangely human. His work has been exhibited in the form of print, pantings, video installations, animations and life size sculptures all over the world. More on Jafri and his work can be found on his site bam-b.com and his blog.
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The September 11 attacks on the WTC happened in my backyard. For somebody living in the West, growing up in the Netherlands, with all the privileges of my generation, this was the closest I had ever been to a war. It had quite an impact on me and I didn’t deal with it well, which is something I am embarrassed about.
Disney is the wholesome entertainment I grew up with, but it also represents the mediocrity of pleasing everyone while not offending anyone. Disney embodied the idea of the America we all loved and it is the distorted version of that idea that eventually lead to the September 11 attacks.
This film is not about the big conspiracies, terrorism, fundamentalism, hate or love. This film is about how close, good and bad, wrong and right, innocence and perversion can be. This is my film about my twin towers and how I miss them.
The title “This Ain’t Disneyland” is based on what a policeman says to Jules and Gedeon Naudet while they were filming their documentary 9/11.
The intro and outro song were inspired by lyrics my son sings as a mockery to the Disney anthem.