The Army Role explores the closely calculated image of the Military’s identity, through the mediated reality depicted in adverts, training films and educational films. From the 40’s to the present day, across multiple countries, the viewer is exposed to dialectic repetition and visual motifs in the importance of family, a fixed personal mentality and the obligation of patriotism. The film forces the viewer inside of this world, and inside of the spectator experience.
The Army Role aims to embody a Military’s mass media dream, in the land of the make-believe. No-one has been harmed in the making of this film. No wars have been really fought in the making of this film. However, many real individuals have taught, trained and recruited. When viewing, boredom is allowed.