In Kibwe Tavares‘ 2011 sci-fi short Robots of Brixton, a futuristic workforce of mechanized laborers become subject to parallels in human history. Animation done by Factory Fifteen. Official synopsis as follows:

“Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.”

The full ~6 minutes stream can be found embedded down below for your viewing pleasure:

Robots of Brixton


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