Swamp City, Alice Bucknell, 2021
Online film programme / Into the Sandbox / God Mode
Swamp City imagines the Florida Everglades as a luxury eco-tourism retreat in a near-future reality of severe climate disruption.
Featuring both human and non-human protagonists, including an anthropomorphic alligator refusing to migrate, an opportunistic celebrity architect, and a 3,500-year-old Bald Cypress Tree resurrected with AI, it explores the tensions between developers, lifestyle capitalism, sentient technology, and a dying swamp.
and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (from June 5th)