Friday, November 18


With a vibrant rhythm, the action takes place in a claustrophobic environment immersed in a post-apocalyptic choreography. Camouflaged, among the action scenes, hides a devastating criticism to the contradictions of the capitalist society, combined with sharp and poignant reflections on human relationships and their organizational structures, necessarily framed within the environment and nature. 

Malthusianism, survivalists, hackers, transition cities, cyberwarfare, neo-tribes, primitive tribes, self-sufficient homes and permaculture, get mixed with war, shortages, large multinational corporations and society’s desire for welfare, in an explosive cocktail that makes you stop to think and reflect on the prevailing economic and social model in today’s world.

The Blackout delves into the role welfare has in shaping social and organizational rules, on how much we are willing to compromise to get comfort and security in our lives. Linking the past and the future, imagining possible scenarios of change is key to creating a better future. By contemplating the grotesque, sometimes, one can get closer to reality and achieve a mental state in which nothing is taken for granted. Fantasizing about such a catastrophe can be useful and effective. At a time of a comprehensive metamorphosis of the world’s economic and social organization, creativity becomes the primary tool to guide the change. What we have is no longer valid and we need to replace it with something else. 

In The Blackout you can find a reflection on the essence of life, on the inner spirituality of our relationship to our existence, and you may conclude that chance is the main driver of our destiny, framed in the vital process that forces each human, willy-nilly, to take a stance on his or her own existence, guided by the survival instinct inherent to human beings or to any other form of life. 

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