Believe it or not this is the first serious documentary on boredom. Director Albert Nerenberg (LAUGHOLOGY, STUPIDITY) asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously avoided and shows that boredom isn’t what you think it is.
The film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress. It may also be killing you. Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or dead end job.
The film addresses whether we are actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media or if the media saves us from this state of lethargy and disinterest. It explores how boredom actually produces stress and that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate.
Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education and how it can even play a large part in addiction and, more obviously, risk-taking.
In this entertaining romp Nerenberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals a culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it.
– Montreal Gazette
“Anything But Boring”
– Le Devoir
“Although a serious documentary on a previously unexplored subject, its delivered in a most entertaining and often humorous manner.”
- Radio Canada International
DVD INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BONUS FEATURES:
• Revolutionary Accelerated Unboring Version (48 mins.) for the easily bored. Really.
• Stages of Boredom (3 mins.)
• The Mountain that Boredom Built (4 mins.)