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Cyborgs Among Us

In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. While medical technology still aims at remediating disabilities, cyborgs strive to something else: a merging of man and machine with the goal of enhancing human capabilities.

The first cyborgs are already crossing the boundaries of their human limits just for the sake of it – at home, in basement workshops and tattoo parlours, using low-tech equipment and a do-it-yourself attitude. They are a tiny minority, seen by many as weird or crazy experimenters, but in the near future we may call them pioneers.

In this film, we meet some of these explorers. We also look at research in medical technology to assess how close science is to creating cyborgs, and ponder the social and ethical dilemmas of a cyborg society.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52
  • Production: Yuzu Productions, Media 3.14
  • Director: Rafel Duran
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP
  • Country of production: France, Spain

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FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • International Feature Documentary Award (Anthem Film Festival 2018, USA); Silver award at China Dragon Awards 2019 brought by China International Conference of Science and Education Producers (China); Life Sciences Film Festival 2017 (Czech republic); InScience, Dutch International Science Film Festival 2017 (Netherlands); Raw Science Film Festival 2018 (USA); CPH DOX 2018 (Denmark); Imagé Santé International 2018 (Belgium); Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2018 (Greece); International Documentary Festival Docville 2018 (Belgium); TechDocFest 2018 (USA); The Philip K. Dick Film Festival 2018 (Poland); Silbersalz Future Science Media Festival 2018 (Germany); Atlanta DocuFest 2018 (Germany); Cinemagic Belfast Festival 2018 (Ireland); Contemporary Science Film festival (Russia); Science Film Festival Future.doc / IDFF Flahertiana 2018 (Russia); Japan Prize Finalist (Japan Prize), Levi9 Festival 2019 (various countries)

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