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Two outliers of society – one a coddled superstar android, the other a forgotten farmland scarecrow, find each other at a music festival, a place as ever representative of the hedonistic and compassionate extremes of human behavior.

Within the tragic constraints of impending death, our organic and mechanical protagonists carve a niche into the world they find themselves in, and inside that niche discover a connection, birthed in the maelstrom of social exclusion – a sentiment I very much identify with.

With exceptional and seamless CGI, graceful cinematography, combined with Nils Frahm’s heart-rending composition ‘Says‘, this production is a beautiful and powerful offering by director Kibwe Tavares.

Directed by Kibwe Tavares

Released: 2017

ProductionL Factory Fiften

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I’ve been keeping a close eye on Neill Blomkamp and I’ve only just found this four year old short made back in 2010. Mimicking a corporate promotional film, it shows the ‘future in law enforcement’ on the streets of a South African city. The flawlessly executed CGI we were wowed by in ‘Distict 9’ (and to a lesser extent in ‘Elysium’) is right here – the future is here, unassuming and integrated. It’s a little terrifying, very political and really cool.

Similar to ‘Alive in Joburg’, it’s also slated for a full-feature length adaptation as Chappie in early 2015.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Released: 2010