Films on the impact of technology on modern life to be screened

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A SCENE from Flatlands.

A COLLECTION of animated science fiction films which focus on the impact of technology on modern life and its political and ideological concerns is featured this month at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.

Discover the movie Gandahar, on how the inhabitants in a distant planet living in peace and harmony are attacked by bizarre, man-machine enemies who capture civilians and take them through a portal encased in metal to be brainwashed. The film is scheduled to be shown on May 10 and 11,

Based on the beloved Edwin Abbott novel Flatlands: A Romance of Many Dimensions, which features a world of only two dimensions in which triangles, squares, pentagons and other figures live and move freely, Flatland: The Movie takes on race, gender, class, and political corruption. It will be shown on May 17 and 18.

A sci-fi thriller set 400 years in the future, Aeon Flux feaures a mysterious expertly trained assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels who believe in freedom who are trying to overthrow the oppressive government and fight in the name of the disappeared. Aeon Flux will be shown on May 24 and 25.

The film screenings are free and open to the public.

The films will be screened on Fridays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Mini Green Room at the 10th Floor of DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo (Vito Cruz) St., Malate, Manila.

For inquiries and reservation, call 230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail at