‘To See Or Not To See’ by Bretislav Pojar

An amusing reflection on our habit of looking before we leap. What he shows us is the little person inside each of us, the cautious character we all know, who acts to keep us out of trouble but also in a state of defeat. The film show how to face up to your fears, how to make your worst fears look plain silly.

CREDITS
Story, animation, direction: Bretislav Pojar
Assistant: Yvon Mallette
Music: Genevieve Martin
Sound and music editing: Bretislav Pojar, Maurice Blackburn
Voice: Severn Darden
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, 1969.


  • William Bradford

    MMMM I dunno: it feels like the message in this film is “Be the bigger bully” and ” Be everything you fear about the world”. Haha of course it does show that having too much confidence can be bad… but regardless I think we can deal with anxieties without becoming the source of them…

    • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

      Pojar’s work tends to be that way, here’s my favorite that suggests nobody should have an opinion that differs from the one who rules them.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ7Cs7VdCas

  • GW

    I enjoyed it and found it very relevant.

  • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

    I suppose. I personally enjoy Balablok myself.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5bF0tKwAVU

  • http://sobieniak.blogspot.com/ Chris Sobieniak

    I suppose. I personally enjoy Balablok myself.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5bF0tKwAVU