24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The film’s title can be seen as an anti-captcha, a text that is easily machine-read but difficult for people to understand. Working in the style of a documentary essay, the film considers the problem of the autocracy of machines. Apocalyptic visions inspired by the film The Terminator are projected onto the reality of destructive protests against the G20 Summit, whose catalyst, means and outcome are statistical analyses of behavioural models realized using the computers and telephones in our pockets. A collage of original images, commented graphs and internet garbage. For the full viewing experience, please have your smartphone ready.
“This text can’t be longer than 200 characters. That’s 60 more than a tweet by Donald Trump.” P. Salaba
Petr Salaba (1990) participated in academic exchanges at a boarding school in Norway and at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently studying at FAMU’s department of documentary film. He also develops computer games and interactive documentaries. He has made the documentary films It’s Not Just You! (2014) and This No Man’s Land of Mine (2016) about the fictional tax paradise of Liberland.
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