In the piece embedded above, American avant-garde filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh appropriates recorded footage of the video game Tomb Raider as a short work of machinima filmmaking. Ahwesh combines the exploits of in-game protagonist Lara Croft with a voiceover that quotes from various sources to craft an unusual examination of feminine identity. Her technique(s) highlights the relationship between player and virtual character as well as the nature of a female avatar with limited mobility – in more than one sense of the word – within a rigidly constructed world (one whose artificiality is readily apparent).