1. Those Damn Junkies


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    For my final project in Experimental Video and Multimedia, I edited a video using archive videos from the Prelinger Archives at archive.org. My concept for this project was to create a mashup using found footage based upon a misunderstanding I had with a woman I met in Spain. She was trying to explain that people use the phrase"Estos putos yanquis" (Those damn yankees) to refer to American tourists. However, due to her thick Castillian accent it was assumed that she said "Estos putos junkies" (Those damn junkies). The following video is a play on words using these two phrases combined with the idea that Americans and more specifically American culture is seen as a threat to Spanish society. Much like how in the found footage the drug user was seen as a threat to 1950s American ideals. I chose to use footage from an anti-drug film as well as clips of the New York Yankees of the same era to illustrate this particular exaggerated theory of mine.

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