Brain Clever

Brain Clever

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China is the largest manufacturer in the world, and English translations of Chinese instructions often say more about the culture than they do about the product. This is evident with the "Hand-Pressing Flashlight", a practical flashlight that requires no batteries. The instructions titles "Product Characteristics", offer more than any tool can deliver.

Filmmaker Lulu Keating brings these instructions to life, creating a land of extremes, in which industrial Man travels from winter to meet Environment Woman in the glory of summer. The two opposites collide in perfect union, brought together by the innocuous "Hand-Pressing Flashlight".

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