This short film is a satirical thriller, which aims to satirize the social wrongness of the growing disparity between Arts and STEM, that the various values are being held unfairly by the UK government and societies. I critique the contemporary taste binaries of STEM subjects are of higher cultural capital and governmental interests than the Arts. The film deals with issues of cultural legitimacy by honing in on the behavior of the students. The process of being a millennial university student, this film argues, represents a continuing search for legitimacy and approval in a world of existing cultural values. ‘The Bunny’ aims to confront anxieties experienced by students about how they choose to spend their limited time at university – whether to see it as a social or an educational opportunity, as mirrored by the struggle throughout the film.
Directed by Ruochen Zhao (UK)