Rules of Engagement is a 22 minute long film developed from collected stories of uncomfortable or failed social situations. The film consists of three vignettes depicting everyday scenarios wherein individuals come up against unwritten or tacit social protocols.

The research aimed to explore unwritten rules of social interaction through participatory processes. Using moving image to highlight seemingly insignificant everyday interactions, societal norms and notions of outsiderism, Rules of Engagement explored formal hybridity in screen-based practices to exploit the tension between cinematic conventions of narrative drama and other forms of representing social experience through the moving image.


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