A subversively savvy film that bursts our last bubble of illusion about free speech in public space and gives us spanking brand-new hope at the same time. Says Sharpe: “Dominant media and corporations reach deep into our psyches with their slick advertising and omnipresent logos, but Culturejam follows some unusual characters who are acting out their own agenda for public space.”
An in-your-face documentary, culturejam jams on familiar logos and brand names. It refuses easy answers to the onslaught of advertising images and delivers a fascinating rap on the 20th century movement called Culture Jamming. With stopovers in San Francisco, New York’s Times Square and back to Canada again real live jammers, cultural commentators, a billboard advertiser and a constitutional lawyer take us on an entertaining and sometimes shocking ride through the back streets of our mental environment.