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The truth about Killer Robots
Canada, 2018
Duration: 82 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Russian

Several years ago, Russian documentary filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin made some noise with his films about Pussy Riot and Viktor Bout. This time he picked up a wider popular theme: robots. The word “kill” in the title is a deliberate exaggeration. There are only two robot-caused deaths in the film, and they are coincidental. Pozdorovkin is rather worried by algorithms that replace humans in the most unexpected professional and personal circles. This is a gloomy and skillfully filmed account of situations, professions, activities where humans no longer cut it. The story begins with more or less obvious examples, such as car assembly or mail sorting. As it unfolds, the fear intensifies: “what if they are going to tell me that a robot will do better in my place?” The border between real and virtual is eliminated by a huge magic eraser. We can only hope that in the new world we will be covered by the Three Laws of Robotics.

Maxim Pozdorovkin
Russia
Director and producer. Maxim Pozdorovkin grew up in Moscow. He lives and works in New York and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 2009, Maxim shot his first feature-length documentary Capital about the ongoing development of Astana. His second feature Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, was awarded Special Jury Award at the Sundance Festival in 2013 and made the Oscar shortlist.
Showtime
27 November 2018
19:30
KARO 11 October
30 November 2018
21:00
KARO 11 October
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Maxim Pozdorovkin
Russia
Director and producer. Maxim Pozdorovkin grew up in Moscow. He lives and works in New York and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 2009, Maxim shot his first feature-length documentary Capital about the ongoing development of Astana. His second feature Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, was awarded Special Jury Award at the Sundance Festival in 2013 and made the Oscar shortlist.
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