SYNOPSIS

After the global internet crash of 2040, the world fell into chaos. One corporation had the only remaining server,

holding all the remaining technological data and power that came with it.
Protests and conflict consumed our lives.

Economies failed across the world, and the US government was forced to

privatize under the control of this sole corporation.

Under their rule, what was left of our rights were stripped. All wealth went to the oligarchs,

and all art, music, and communication was banned. They knew our art was our connection to liberation;

so they took it from us.

The ruthless 警察 Jǐngchá hunted and imprisoned all who did not obey the law.

Information was shared through a microchip that each citizen was given in a brain implant,

which was used to send state propaganda messages, spreading lies and fear.

The line between the outside world and the digital world was blurred,

and our existence was an assembly line, void of vibrancy and culture.
A few brave artists refused to stop creating and joined together to fight back.

CAST

A film by Ryan Stopera

Starring in order of appearance

Jarrelle Barton

Anna Marie

O-D

MaLLY

Paul Yutaka

David Meier

Chris Park

Matt Barthelemy

Jonathon Banks

Xiaolu Wang

Tony the Scribe

Lue Thao

Amelia Khang

Zony

John Wynn

Joe Gatlin

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Tish Jones

Tri Vo

Mmyykk

Bill Cottman

Leslie Barlow

 

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This film was made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board
Cultural Community Partnership Grant.

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