Somewhere between avant-garde cinema, digital art and committed essay, this is a kaleidoscopic indictment of the smartphone, which keeps us from seeing the bigger picture.
A woman (Olivia Lonsdale) roams through the communist past of former Yugoslavia. Here, she develops an aversion to the future, where smartphones have not liberated but possessed us. Why can we no longer see the bigger picture? Incorporating analyses by political scientists Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek, this remarkable essay drenches the viewer with a torrent of associative, poetic and confrontational images, to demonstrate how technology plays a role in our view on empathy, politics and solidarity.

Title: Possessed
Year: 2018
Duration : 1 hour, 8 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018

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