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Cel-Shaded Nirvana

by Amy Lynn Wolpert, MVA 2015

Cel-Shaded Nirvana is a documentary film that shows how gamers perceive their time gaming as much more than just playing a game, at times serving a higher purpose. Through shared stories, the film takes viewers beyond the game play into how the gamers feel when gaming. The stories told by gamers—Justen, Mattie, Jason, Jeremy, and Roger—show the audience that the ordinary activity of gaming means much more than one would expect. In Cel-Shaded Nirvana, the filmmaker highlights the gamer sub-culture, how it is a meaningful part of gamers’ lives, fulfills a social need and provides an outlet for gamers to cope with life’s ambiguities through gaming. 


Running time: 24 minutes

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