Watch This Robot Dad Attempt to Save His Loved ones From Pseudoscience and An Oppressive Religion in “Battery Life”


In “Battery Life,” a household of robots obtain themselves cast out by their religious neighborhood immediately after an accident practically kills their son. Each mother and father sacrifice to attempt and save their kid and obtain out the truth in this 11-minute brief.

“Battery Life” comes from Dust, which I know we wrote up really recently – but I’m generally satisfied when I can find Father’s Day art that celebrates the really like of fathers even though also railing against the rule of fathers (patriarchy), so I wanted to share “Battery Life” with everybody right now. (I’ll admit I do not really like the mom robot’s plotline at very first, but the ending happy me.)

Now, fair warning: some religious readers may well interpret this brief film as possessing an anti-religion message. I personally interpreted it as extra of a “beware of false prophets” piece, but if you are specifically sensitive to essential depictions of faith, it may well not be your point.

For some of us, Father’s Day is going to be hard no matter what – no matter whether it is simply because of an absent father, a toxic one particular, or one who’s recently departed. For other folks, it can be a terrific time to celebrate one particular or extra of the fathers in their lives. But even when the holiday’s a optimistic one particular, it can be difficult to obtain a very good Father’s Day film or book. The depictions of masculinity in our media are…not generally the most optimistic and healthful. Dads – like moms and other parenting figures – are frequently denied emotional complexity in films, and created out to be either bumbling louts (say, The Simpsons) or all-being aware of macho providers (say, Taken). In the finish, I believe I enjoyed “Battery Life” simply because it gave me a father figure who’s sort and brave.

What are some of your preferred genre Father’s Day stories?

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