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Humanity

In the movie Blade Runner, the character Roy develops his humanity. A killer corporate made super-human soldier, he develops emotions and feelings that make him human. Contrary to nasty deconstructionists, Blade Runner isn’t about how powerful and incredible cyborgs or artificial humans are. It’s about our humanity; how incredible we are when we develop true compassion for our fellows. The world in the Blade Runner’s dis-topic future is full of slaves that live to serve the corporation centered culture as killers, soldiers, whores, and servants. All citizens are denied their basic humanity and live alienated one from the other. It’s only when the characters recognize the feelings and emotions that are their birthrights – and have been denied to them – that they have the strength to truly live. To truly be human.

In my current film project I’m attempting to connect the viewer with the humanity of people that may seem alien to them. At the same time, as the filmmaker and one of the subjects in the film, I’m trying to connect with a person who has lost something of what she sees as her identity. An older woman who has suffered many “attacks” on her brain. Who is she now and what does she think about it? How is she the same and how is she different? How is she like the viewer?

February 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment