February 05IN: NewsFILM FINALIST 2016/ FRANCOIS KNOETZE AND ZARA JULIUS The film follows the protagonist, Usimende, and his life on the outskirts of a divided city. ShareIn this dystopian sci-fi film, “Optimus Usimende”, a downtrodden hero undertakes to repair the chasm between privileged and oppressed.The film follows the protagonist, Usimende, and his life on the outskirts of a divided city. Usimende grew up watching “Transformers”, which continues to fuel his desire to do good and seek justice.The narrative traverses two worlds: his place of work, where a privileged minority resides in suburban sprawl; and his home, a desolate wasteland relegated to the city’s borders.Here, the built environment is personified. Using hand-made animation techniques, the film grapples with questions of access, land and unequal resource distribution. Related ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!