BuitenBeeld episode 4: Eva and Misja

The forth BuitenBeeld episode, made by Art History student Eva Michiels and HKU-student Misja Overbergis, is creative, abstract and somewhat sinister. They made the short and abstract film ‘War in Progres’ in their shed. The film is based on rumors about genetic modification; countries such as China, Russia and France would be developing genetically modified ‘super soldiers’. For decades, supersoldiers have starred in sci-fi films, such as “Universal Soldier” (1992) and “Captain America” (2011). Such super soldiers seem to become reality. How far can humanity go with genetic modification? How should we think about using this technology for war purposes? And should we allow people to be born to be used as wapons?