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AMERICAN SUPERMARKET

What to know: Micro film exploring the difficulties of supermarket employees during the COVID 19 pandemic.
AMERICAN SUPERMARKET is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
2 minutes
VIDEO
SAGE DRAKE
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American Supermarket is a short "micro" film that explores the difficulties of employees working at supermarkets during the COVID19 pandemic in 91 seconds.

What is compelling about this film is that it covers a very current and relevant topic. I felt much more educated about how difficult it is to work as an supermarket worker during this pandemic. Keep in mind that it is very short and doesn't go into specifics. It gives you a glimpse of what's going on, enough to make you think about it in a new way.

It shows how many people still brought bags of their own into the market, even after being told not to and the litter of disposable gloves tossed aside by customers after exiting the store. It really points out the thoughtlessness of these actions and makes the viewer wonder why people behave that way. This film gives you a good perspective about how careful these workers are being in order to keep the customers safe. The film takes place in a fairly sizeable supermarket, which is important to the story, because it gives a clearer view of the many problems at supermarkets during this pandemic. The background music has sort of a "street" feel to it. It's really the perfect music for this film and makes it more intense.

There are no actors in this film; we only see long shots of people from a distance and no one is recognizable. I want to compliment the director, Sage Drake, for his excellent work getting his message across in this film. He drives home his message quite clearly and you walk away with a new understanding of how crazy things have become for essential workers during these times. This is well produced and should play well on the big screen. There are problems with some of the text overlaying the film that need to be fixed - missing words or mixed up tense.

The message of this film is that we all need to be careful during this pandemic. We need to honor these essential workers - at supermarkets as well as elsewhere - and be respectful of the rules that are in place to protect the workers, ourselves and everyone else. This film taught me that essential workers are going through a lot and we need to do better at respecting them.

I give American Supermarket 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Allison B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

American Supermarket is a short "micro" film that explores the difficulties of employees working at supermarkets during the COVID19 pandemic in 91 seconds.

What is compelling about this film is that it covers a very current and relevant topic. I felt much more educated about how difficult it is to work as an supermarket worker during this pandemic. Keep in mind that it is very short and doesn't go into specifics. It gives you a glimpse of what's going on, enough to make you think about it in a new way.

It shows how many people still brought bags of their own into the market, even after being told not to and the litter of disposable gloves tossed aside by customers after exiting the store. It really points out the thoughtlessness of these actions and makes the viewer wonder why people behave that way. This film gives you a good perspective about how careful these workers are being in order to keep the customers safe. The film takes place in a fairly sizeable supermarket, which is important to the story, because it gives a clearer view of the many problems at supermarkets during this pandemic. The background music has sort of a "street" feel to it. It's really the perfect music for this film and makes it more intense.

There are no actors in this film; we only see long shots of people from a distance and no one is recognizable. I want to compliment the director, Sage Drake, for his excellent work getting his message across in this film. He drives home his message quite clearly and you walk away with a new understanding of how crazy things have become for essential workers during these times. This is well produced and should play well on the big screen. There are problems with some of the text overlaying the film that need to be fixed - missing words or mixed up tense.

The message of this film is that we all need to be careful during this pandemic. We need to honor these essential workers - at supermarkets as well as elsewhere - and be respectful of the rules that are in place to protect the workers, ourselves and everyone else. This film taught me that essential workers are going through a lot and we need to do better at respecting them.

I give American Supermarket 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Allison B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A short experimental film, working as an essential worker, the largest supermarket in Northern California. Took pictures with a cell phone as a photo diary during the coronavirus crisis.
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