25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Meredith Lackey
original title: Cablestreet
country: United States
running time: 19 min.
synopsisThe documentary captures a data cable from Chinese company Huawei being laid out onto the seabed floor. Two robot-like voiceovers – English and Mandarin – reflect on the nature of technology and how they overlap with business, war, politics and society. They are not given any explicit identity and it can be interpreted as a conversation of artificial intelligence or as a symbolic dialogue between the US and China in the midst of a Cold War for technology.
biographyMeredith Lackey (1991) is a filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles. She studied philosophy and film. Her works have been screened at such international festivals as Sundance, NYFF, FID Marseilles and IFF Edinburgh.
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