Boom Agua

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In the year 2083 the earth has been devastated by the egocentric life of man, the soil has been degraded so much that it has become ashes, a useless powder without color. All the water is gone, all nature has died along with the animals. Those who live do so at the expense of others, or what remains of them, since life has long had no value for man, an existence of submission and servitude has completely degenerated to what remains of man, an automaton: A hostile being that has been silenced, that nothing belongs to him anymore, nor what he thinks, because with technology they can delve into his mind and discover what he thinks, but that is not his own, what he thinks is what they have ordered him to think, and he behaves as required, so he survives, serving himself, and for others, he knows that someday he must give his body to the powerful, if they demand it.

In this apocalyptic scenario there is an old man who still has water on his property, and the one who has the power over others will want to take it away from him because water is the new valuable material.

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A sad view into our future, yet a very realistic one, I fear. The message is sharp and clear, almost no voice acting is needed (the radio-tune that the old man listens too fits perfect to the entire storyboard).

Beside the main story, the side plot of the boy seeing his father die in front of him (and the harvester, as I call him, collecting his dead body for water later while the boy desperately tries to stop him...) hits me right in the heart. Before the humans die, humanity dies first...

A fine animation, that creates an entire drought world, where water is more important then anything else. Thoughtful, thrilling, and with a perfect last scene - there is still some hope sparkling underneath, I guess.

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3.48 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2019
2:12 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place August 18, 2019