by Gabriel Abrantes & Ben Rivers, 2016
All of our simulations are designed to help you reacquire outmoded functions such as companionship, moral awareness, guilt, empathy, and other obsolete human feelings.
In this delirious sci-fi riff off of the ‘Arabian Nights’ Tale of the Hunchback, Rivers and Abrantes submerge us in a technological dystopia reigned by Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation that forces it’s employees to ‘relax’ at company-run medieval reenactments.
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Produced by A Mutual Respect Productions [PT]
Co-produced by Les Films du Bélier [FR]
S16mm transferred to HD, 30 min.