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The Waiting Room
Mickey realises his ticket is a different colour. Should he swap it?
Mickey enters a large institutional waiting room and dutifully collects his ticket. When numbers are called, the relevant ticket holder exits the room, never to return. As Mickey notices that his ticket is a different colour to everybody else, he is forced to decide whether to keep or swap it.
An insightful parable about choice and individuality, The Waiting Room is a terrific short film from writer/director Asif Kapadia, made when the was studying at the Royal College of Art.
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