“EMUNAH” by Sang Hyoun Han
A finalist at the 2018 Student Academy Awards, “EMUNAH” is an intense full-CG film about the dystopian results of creating a supreme artificial intelligence – directed and scored by Sang Hyoun Han (aka DOMCAKE) at SVA.
Sang Hyoun Han on “EMUNAH”: “Excessive competition between countries has created a perfect artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence has excellent learning ability, but no imagination.
“Therefore, A.I. plans to steal the human’s imagination to make everything possible. But at the same time, A.I. concludes that it is a human error as the ability can limit people due to the over-imaginative mind. It makes humans afraid of death and leads people to believe in God which becomes a religion.
“Thus, A.I. creates a new religion by combining the characteristics of all gods so that every single human being can worship. All that faith has become energy sources that give a power to A.I. to absorb the imagination ability from humans.
“Finally, artificial intelligence becomes perfect. In the end, the excessive desire of man toward information and technology causes the destruction of mankind.”