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The Black Dream is a film that was produced by Sander Cohen and Ava Tate. Posters for The Black Dream can be seen in various places throughout Rapture in BioShock 2 while the movie itself can be viewed via Kinetoscope found in Fontaine's Department Store's bathysphere station in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.

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"The Black Dream"
Level: Fontaine's Department Store


The film presents a dream in which a woman encounters a series of people and objects. One of the most notable instances is when the woman perceives the grizzly bear which suddenly transforms into a teddy bear. The film ends with the woman being trapped in a cage before disappearing herself.

Location: In Fontaine's Department Store's bathysphere station. Take the steps and leave the area on the right side.

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Sander Cohen's The Black Dream

The Kinetoscope in Burial at Sea - Episode 1.


Behind The ScenesEdit

  • According to Ken Levine, Bill Gardner composed the Kinetoscope videos for The Black Dream and The March Hare for Burial at Sea - Episode 1.[1]
  • In BioShock: The Collection, every poster for The Black Dream reading "Ava Tate presents" in the original version of BioShock 2 has been replaced with the poster reading "Sander Cohen presents" in the remastered version.


  1. Ken Levine on Twitter

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