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Human Contraptions Series

Human Contraptions Series

Best Animation Award -ATOM Awards
Academy Award winning animator Bruce Petty (Leisure) takes a satirical look at the "contraptions" that shape our lives. Beginning with a simple concept, he takes us on an anarchic journey through history as each evolving apparatus builds to its complex contemporary form. In the wry, ironic style that is his hallmark, Petty reveals these to be contraptions of a very human kind - imperfect, sometimes unpredictable, and always subject to change. A witty, provocative, and entertaining series, it is narrated by Andrew Denton. Produced by Screen Australia. Programs available on 1 or 3 DVD(s), Digital Streaming File(s) or Video(s). For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

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Human Contraptions 1: Education, Art, Media

Human Contraptions 1: Education, Art, Media

Education - Historical records show that an early form of this contraption was a basic, yet compulsory, device that parents used on children. Whether private or public, it seems that wonder and imagination have been lost somewhere in the system. Now the whole apparatus has been loaded on, to an all-subjects, Click for more


Human Contraptions 2: Government, Law, Finance, Global

Human Contraptions 2: Government, Law, Finance, Global

Government - At its basic level the government machine is operated by people who get together and shout; then to collect funds to support getting together and shouting. Fueled by ideological steam, it has survived numerous violent revisions, usually in the name of the common good. From the brown-paper-bag-full-of-money Click for more


Human Contraptions 3: Medicine, The Brain, Sex

Human Contraptions 3: Medicine, The Brain, Sex

Medicine - Humans are basically self-repairing, low-maintenance, all-weather units, but occasionally things go wrong. So, for thousands of years, doctors administered bedside guesswork, usually with death as a side effect, until microscopes got big enough to find DNA. Now the medicine machine focuses Click for more


Human Contraptions Series, Parts 1, 2, 3

Human Contraptions Series, Parts 1, 2, 3

A combined version of Human Contraptions 1: Education, Art, Media; Human Contraptions 2: Government, Law, Finance, Global and Human Contraptions 3: Medicine, The Brain, Sex, narrated by Andrew Denton, and feaaturing the animation of Academy Award winner Bruce Petty, is available.
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