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Campaign to End Loneliness
"Experiment"
3 mins
26 September 2017
UK Lobby Groups

This fascinating depiction of an experiment designed to highlight the corrosive power of loneliness pits a young man against himself by placing him in solitary confinement for a week. As prisons go, this one isn't bad. He has a television and he can feed himself but he pretty rapidly comes apart at the seams for want of human interaction.

Once the 'self-filmed' part of proceedings is over, he's introduced to an elderly man who has been similarly isolated since he was widowed.

Rather sweetly, it is the older of the two who exhibits sympathy more than the other way around, and this conveys his familiarity with loneliness.

Campaigning films are often at their best when they remind us of a situation we already know about, and this is a great example. As we busily go about our lives, we're often guilty of overlooking people we can help with the smallest of gestures and this film starkly draws attention to our ability to make a difference.

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"Drive On"

Chris said:

looks a bit in-house


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Campaign to End Loneliness
"Experiment"
3 mins
26 Sep 2017
This fascinating depiction of an experiment designed to highlight the corrosive power of loneliness pits a young man against himself by placing him in solitary confinement for a week. As prisons go, this one isn't bad. He has a television and he can feed himself but he pretty rapidly comes apart at the seams for want of human interaction.


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