Insights June 17th, 2019
In Dark Futures Film Club – The Replacement takes place on election night. In it we see a janitor that feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President.
He goes on an erratic mission to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…
The Replacement was born out of an interest in technology out pacing society and cultural panic. We seem to be speeding toward faster solutions for our problems with little regard to the side effects they are having on culture as a whole. The Replacement is a film about how the best of intentions can get us into places we didn’t expect. The Replacement reflects this with a world of clones that can out-perform their originals at everything. Having just won equal rights, the clones are stars of a new identity politics movement, with less and less room for natural born humans. – Sean Miller, Director
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