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“I figured the average Argentinian could tell me a lot more about life in a recession than the sensationalist reports I was getting from the North American media.”
Nobu Adilman, Director, Crash Course: Lessons on Surviving an Economic Tsunami
In the National Film Board of Canada’s Crash Course: Lessons on Surviving an Economic Tsunami, Toronto-based freelance filmmaker Nobu Adilman travels to Buenos Aires to investigate the effects of the global recession on Argentina. Part economic documentary, part personal travel narrative, Crash Course features an interface that shows Adilman staring at a mosaic of videos, implicitly inviting the audience into his travels. Visitors can browse several short clips touching on different aspects of Argentine economic life through the lens of Adilman’s adventures at barter clubs, “love” hotels, and tango lesson, among other locales. The clips feature audio and photo slideshows of Adilman chatting with his Argentinian interview subjects, who range from artists and musicians to stockbrokers.