Moral Panic

Moral Panic

If ever there was a TV-addict, it would be filmmaker Rob Schröder. For years he watched television on three screens at a time. Not only that, he recorded on tape what struck him as fascinating, important, weird, disgusting or downright shocking. In Moral Panic he edited forty years of viewing experience into a mind blowing collage of iconic images, freakish material and forgotten faces. Moral Panic is a fast paced journey that alternates between the serious and the sleaze. It makes you wonder if the serious isn’t sleaze and if the sleaze should not be taken more seriously. What has become the message of the medium when on channel 3 we see images of a recent war, while on channel 113 a grandma flashes her tits? How can any moral mortal watch television without loosing his head? Moral Panic is a requiem for an addiction. It’s the burial of a medium.


Director: Rob Schröder
Producers: Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Release: 2005
Running time: 52 min


Collected, directed and edited: Rob Schröder
Special Adviser: Gabrielle Provaas
Soundmix: Marco Vermaas
Producers Submarine: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Line Producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof

With the financial support of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.