Film or video usually produced on a low budget
for a governmental department. They usually explain the obvious to stupid people
. Their genre is often blurred with Propaganda movies
. Interestingly they mirror their decade and it's values in a telling way.
In Britain the movies are often should for decades. Leading to such curious spectacles as motorway safety films being shot on near deserted motorways with chrome bumpered vehicles.
Topics include :-
Don't play with matches
Electric drills and water do not mix
Electric Pylons are not climbing frames
Sex Education Films
Comedien Harry Enfield spoofs this genre of films to perfection with his character Mr Chomondley-Warner.
I believe that their purpose is the brain-wash the more stupid of teh population into entering the Darwin Awards.