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Social Issues Series

This is a series of objective documentaries that addresses important and often controversial social issues in the U.S. Programs available on 10 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 10-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail Click for more

Bingo Inferno: A Parody on Obsessions

Bingo Inferno: A Parody on Obsessions

"Highly Recommended. Like a successful skit from TV's 'Saturday Night Live', this program builds its humor out of our sense of puzzlement. Through its deadpan narration, strong offbeat characters, and excellent acting, this program is an entertaining film portrait of an American family, where Mom is obsessed by bingo playing and Dad is a television zombie. It is a successful short study that is a study in humor or Americana." -Choice
No matter which way you look at it, playing Bingo is a form of gambling. Now, no one's going to knock the fun derived from this card game that brings joy to millions every day, but, let's face it, as this classic, tongue-in-cheek documentary reveals, some people can get too carried away with things - be it Bingo or television. In this program we see an entertaining portrait of a family in which Mom is obsessed by Bingo playing and Dad is not just a couch potato, but could be described as a television zombie; the parody is obvious, but also the producer purposely uses humor to address these issues, which can open the door to some serious discussions. Produced by David Russell. 00/08DE JSCA 15 min.

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