A trailer for my experimental feature documentary that explores current realities of android development with a focus on human/machine relations, gender & the ethical implications of this research. The film records cutting edge laboratories in Japan and the USA where scientists attempt to make robots move, speak & look human. These scientists and their discoveries are contextualized with Child's montage interventions utilizing cinematic and pop culture references, to underline the mythic, comic and uncanny aspects of our aspirations.
We are led on these explorations by BINA48, (Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture) who has variously been called a sentient robot, an android, a gynoid, and a cybernetic companion. She is modeled after a black lesbian, and designed to test hypotheses concerning the ability to download a person's consciousness into a non-biological or nanotech body.