The end of the world was a hot topic online in 2012. Hoax_canular is a contemporary found-footage film that counts down the end of the world and consists of teenagers' online videos dealing with the impending end. They believe they can survive as long as they have the right survival equipment - weapons, food and medicine. At the same time, the film reflects on how contemporary media deal with our fears and how we deal with those media. For the young people in Hoax_canular, the videos are a means of preparing for an uncertain future. Dominic Gagnon's film expands the boundaries of traditional documentary and lends new meaning to online sharing; we never know when the parody ends and things get serious.

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Filmmaker
Dominic Gagnon
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2013
Medium
HDcam
Length
90’
Language
English
Producer
Dominic Gagnon
Sales
Dominic Gagnon
Editor
Dominic Gagnon
Sound Design
Dominic Gagnon