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On Politics (FOCUS PORTUGAL)
THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS
OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS

Portugal, 2016, 29′

“The Artificial Humors” is a film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand-up comedian in Brazil. Gabriel Abrantes’ films address historical, political and social matters, while discussing postcolonial, gender and identity issues. His works create layers of unlikely readings, altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humor and politics.

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