Monday, September 29, 2008

Inventory of Filmic Zones #2

Use value: tourism, "cold war", labor mining, resource mining, waste dump.

Symbolic value: as a "third world" - embodies material, technological and information poverty juxtaposed with naiveté and exoticism. Utilized in complicated mirroring and role-playing narratives of the "first world."

Inter-zone risks: People, money and goods do travel but risk theft, kidnapping, disease or death.