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Sick As A Dog

Ian Bourn
1989
25mins Colour
Channel 4/Arts Council commission.

Sick As A Dog

In his video and Super8 diaries, Terry Childs addresses the viewer and offers tips on gambling at greyhound races.

As the tape progresses it becomes clear that Terry is anything but a successful gambler. Sometimes he wins but mostly he is on a downward slide. The making of this tape - with its catalogue of folly - is, for terry, just one last attempt to make money. 'Sick as a Dog' is the tragi-comic study of a man trying to cheat his way through life. At odds with the society in which he finds himself, he is also a product of that society's values.

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