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Sci-Fi ABOUT Politics IN 3D Animation

Robots of Brixton

Architecture student Kibwe Taveres filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots.

Sci-Fi ABOUT Politics IN 3D Animation 5 MIN

Robots of Brixton

Architecture student Kibwe Taveres filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots.
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Robots of Brixton

Directed By Kibwe Tavares
Produced By factory fifteen
Made In UK

An eye-candy-coated exterior with the center of an experimental film, that is architectural student Kibwe Tavares’ Robots of Brixton, a new 6 minute piece that has just shown up on Vimeo. Imagining the much-dreaded robot uprising, Tavares filters this genre staple through the lens of history, recreating and often combining actual footage of the famous 1981 Brixton riots with his animation. Narratively the film is sparse, but the message speaks volumes, making it one of the more enjoyable, and original sci-fi shorts of recent years.

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