Don’t Worry, Be Happy [Jennifer Revit, Denmark/Norway/Sweden, 2017]
Jennifer Revit’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy is the tale of one woman’s journey through Scandinavia. This collage of captured moments accompanied by one unfaltering voice works like a video diary as the narrator moves between Denmark, Norway and Sweden. While there are glimmers of potential, this short draws attention to some of the issues of the travelogue form.
The shakily filmed scenes are sometimes cleverly linked with the nameless woman’s words. For example, as the narrator observes that