This shortfilm was Bernard Nicolas first project at UCLA, and portrays the life of an african-american hotel worker along with her frustration at the undignified work conditions. Musically, Daydream Therapy starts with Nina Simone’s rendition of “Pirate Jenny” and is partially filmed at the Californian Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey. It demonstrates the worker’s heavy workload and her daydreams of escaping the workplace. Symbolically, the shortfilm’s soundtrack changes to Archie Shepp’s “Things Have Got to Change.” as it concludes.

  • Duration: 8
  • Production year: 1977
  • Country: United States of America
  • Subtitles: EN, Subtitles: PT

Bernard Nicolas