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A List of Names Short Film (Full Length) – 1952 Promotional Educational

A List of Names

Short Film (Full Length) – 1952 Promotional Educational

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Using spectral tactics to generate road safety awareness this film carries on from where The Elysian Bus left off, emphasising that the loss of the 300 Kiwis who are likely to die on the roads in the coming year will be more than statistical. A Christmas Carol-style future projection shows gifts being handed out from under the tree, but Mary is not there to receive hers as she was on "the list of names". Actual crash footage drives home the grim message with more solemnity than Ghost Chips. One of the names under the reaper's skeletal finger is spookily 'Peter Jackson'.

Somewhere there is a list of 300 New Zealanders: 300 men, women and children — some of whom you may know — who are to die ... soon!
– The narration

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