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    Future Shock

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    The Gate by Matt Westrup
    Peaceforce by Peter Gornstein


    The Gate
    England
    A new virulent strain of rabies is thought to be responsible for a number of horrible deaths in the city of London. It soon becomes clear that the cause of the condition has a much more sinister origin. Did you know that 95% of the human genome is composed of redundant gene sequences? They appear to have no known biological function... until now. A creepy sci-fi tale written and directed by Matt Westrup. Principal cast: John Mawson, Robert Rowe, Jonathan Andrews, Andelys Tomlinson and Elle Lewis.
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    Peaceforce
    Denmark
    Copenhagen, Denmark. 2045. A global economic collapse has left humanity on the brink of total anarchy. A young, inexperienced and idealistic peacekeeper volunteers for an unusual mission. Elephants had become extinct years ago, but the locals tell of an elephant that is currently on the loose leaving dead and injured in its wake. He decides to appease the locals and visits them, but before long he is in over his head. The short film is based on "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell. The film won top prize at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short film Festival in 2011. Directed by Peter Gornstein. Principal cast: Cyron Melville, Soren Poppel, Hening Jensen, Andre Babikian, Silja Byske and Anders Hove.
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    [Original air date: Sun, Apr 20, 2014]

    Episode #1202H | Duration: 26:56 | Closed Captioned | Stereo | TVPG-V

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