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Continental Drift began as a personal investigation of issues raised by the
circumstance of moving between two geographical locations
for an extended period of time.
This tape documents the world of imaginary thoughts and perceptions that
shape and inform our notions of who we are, and who others are.
Garrett travelled to a number of different locations in Canada and asked a
random sampling of questions “What do you imagine it is like in Zimbabwe?”.
She then travelled to roughly parallel locations in Zimbabwe and asked people
there “What do you imagine it is like in Canada?”.
The locations are diverse, ranging from safari parks and tourist sites, to low
income housing projects, shopping malls and human rights organisations.

The result is an intriguing and at times disturbing look
at issues of culture and identity, and similarities and differences,
and how people in Canada and Zimbabwe imagine other people and places.
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CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Rebecca Garrett

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Canada, 1994, 52 min 18 s, colour

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