This film is part of Rentals

Cook in Time

Ever wondered what people in 1981 thought life in the 21st century would look like?

Documentary 1981 17 mins

Director: Sarah Erulkar


Take a look at how people in 1981 imagined life in the 21st century. You’ll enter a pristine, sterile world where everyone wears white plastic clothes, meals appear at the press of a computer button, and you’ll need to use words like ‘deliwicious’, ‘hypersonic’ and ‘satisgratifying’ to fit in. Esteemed director Sarah Erulkar applies her signature invention to this educational film sponsored by the Electricity Council.

This film was intended for home economics students aged 11-15 years. Teachers' notes and a cookery book accompanied the film.