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This is the first prize winner for the 2013 Video contest celebrating student creativity with video and multimedia. This mashup explores the seemingly omnipotent physical capabilities and perfect lives of athletes, who are often glorified and turned into "super humans" by their fans. While athletes are demanded to perform herculean acts, they quickly fall from their fans' graces when the duplicity behind their super human personas are discovered. Merging footage of elite athletes' moment of grandeur with clandestine images of doping and malefaction, [this] work strives to examine the rise and fall of recent heroes such as Lance Armstrong, Oscar Pistorius and Marion Jones.
Film and Media Studies
Likar, T. (2013, April 01). The Fall of Super Humans. [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/showcase_videos/34