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By constructing a found footage warning from the future, G. Anthony Svatek examines the highly sought, 2-letter domain extension of the title as an emblem of the existential and environmental threat to the Pacific islands of Tuvalu.

.TV is a found footage essay film: Voicemails left by an anonymous caller from the future guideus to the remote islands of Tuvalu, a place the international media has described as “the first country to disappear due to rising sea levels”. Surrounded by thousands of miles of open water, much of Tuvalu’s revenue comes from its country-code web extension .TV, a popular domain choice among global video-streaming and television industries. The caller describes how heat, digital screens, and distance gave him no choice but to leave his sinking home and escape into cyberspace where rising waters will never reach him.

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  • Runtime
    22 minutes
  • Director
    G. Anthony Svatek