By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Inspired by Hyde’s book, Robin McKenna’s GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. A rich and cinematic character-driven documentary, taking us inside real-life gift economies, the film is a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.
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Video: Dorian Nuskind-Oder.