VIDEO SHORT: “Fortress / Крепость” by Dima Fedotof

  • Title: Fortress/Крепость
  • Creator: Dima Fedotof
  • Length: 2:47
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Synopsis from Dima Fedotof:

“This is cartoon parable. Despite the fact that mankind is killed, the war still continues. War continued with automated system left by people. One of the last surviving bomber and its pilot still performs its task. The city is dead for a long time. Dead people who built it. Dead people who gave the order to destroy the city. And war will continue until subside echo of humanity.But life will always find a way to survive. Cassette bomb submunitions became a fortress for the grass.”

Personal thoughts:

I like this short, for its direct simplicity and powerful message. So much is said with the sequenced imagery telling the greater story, or at least lead us into figuring the rest on our own beyond the opening credits. The better, is how this could be part of something larger, as either an end or beginning. The details of the plain shows the age of the war, and how whatever conflict happened has become irrelevant. There is only death inside and outside. The grass I feel, signifies hope beyond a war that has erased so much, that it continues on with purpose in a zombie-like status. I also find interesting, that there is duty after death when we become a part of our machines. I think this illustrates more, of how a robot war could happen moreso than those familiar Terminator movies of pop-culture.

– Orion T


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