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FLAT EARTH / A SHORT FILM ABOUT WAR / BELIEF
 
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Flat Earth is a desktop documentary, which takes the viewer on a seven minute trip around the world so that we encounter a series of fragments taken from real peoples' blogs. These fragments are knitted together to form a kind of story or singular narrative.
The visual effect is not unlike that of Google Earth, although significantly here, nearly all of the visual material for, Flat Earth is taken from satellite imagery freely available on the web. This is with the exception of the close-up imagery from outside USA, which had to be paid for non-commercial use and a series of images taken from Flickr under Creative Commons attribution license.
Flat Earth is an Animate Projects commission with Arts Council England and Channel Four Television. Animatics work by Cavan Convery. Script by Jon Thomson, Alison Craighead & Steve Rushton

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