the cluster project

ABOUT


In THE CHILDREN EXPERIMENT, exact replicas of cluster bomblets are
placed in Virginia playgrounds as surveillance cameras secretly record
the reaction of American children. Will they find the small bombs
as attractive as kids in the rest of the world?

The U.S. traditionally produces, sells and uses the world’s cluster munitions —
of which some 25% of its victims are children — but few Americans
know or care. Would this be the case if it were American children at risk?


CREDITS


Jeff Lassahn
Bob Paris
Andrea Stefl
Jennida Chase
Walter Krochmal
Rachel Hilton
Mariam Eqbal
Dennis Kinnard
Hassan Pitts

Director, Sculptor, Photographer
Director, Writer, Editor
Sound Recorder
Videographer
Narrator
Narrator
Videographer
Videographer
Videographer


THE KIDS IN OUR FILM


Hurrah for the children in our investigation who, like kids everywhere,
are marked by curiosity and a desire to play. Thanks also to the
parents who were gracious enough to see the merit of the
project and gave their permission to secretly
record their children’s responses.


TRAILER



Online trailer. Music from Xtian Hawkins (Cut Out Shape),
courtesy of Accidental Triumph Music ASCAP.