The Qatsi Trilogy

 

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“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world.

Below you can find my analysis on the Qatsi trilogy. A cinematic statement about civilisation, technology, nature, and the relationship among the three. A trilogy left behind in the shadow cast by blockbusters, forgotten by time, buried in oblivion.

The Qatsi Trilogy

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Unfriended: Dark Web (2018): Horror

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All of us, either while walking on the street or waiting for a bus or stuck in traffic, one way or another, we have seen a missing person’s poster glued on a wall, a lamppost or similar. And we have ignored it.

The idea that when most of us are having fun, some others are getting raped, kidnapped or murdered is frightening not only because these things are actually happening but also because they are happening under our nose. So why do we walk past the posters indifferently? Because it’s not happening to us. Until it does. And then we care.

“Unfriended: Dark Web” refers to the “millennials” and a bit older who grew up with everyday technology surrounding them and touches upon a very sensitive subject which is the social media and the ignorance, recklessness, and naivety behind youngsters who constantly use them and can type faster than I can speak. The idea and story are solid whereas its development and execution stretch too thin. I don’t know how the dark web works exactly but the notion that intelligent characters are getting so well conned to the last detail and this “shadowy” organisation has people everywhere and controls everything at first got my interest and then I said… rrrrrrriiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhtttttttt.