Private Project

Chip inside me

The film is based on five stories of people with implants in their heads.

Given the growing popularity of the “chipping” topic and people's fears of becoming controlled by artificial intelligence, the filmmakers find five dramatic stories where the "chip in the head" is a vital necessity. Thanks to implants, doctors restore hearing to the deaf person, remove tremors in patients with parkinsonism and treat dystonia. Where do scientific discoveries of recent decades take us, is it possible to control people with help of these technologies, and what neuroethical questions arise resulting from their use? World-class scientists argue about these topics in the film. Among other things, the film solves the important problem of destigmatization of cyborg people and ridding society of technophobia.

  • Julia Kiseleva
  • Julia Kiseleva
  • Olga Shaposhnikova
  • Julia Kiseleva
  • Svetlana Bondareva
  • Irina Belykh
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    science, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    52,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Julia Kiseleva

Film director, screenwriter, producer.
The member of the Union of Cinematographers and the Guild of documentary film and TV of Russia.

Winner of the non-fiction films National Award Laurel Branch (AKA Lavr Award) in the nomination "Best Popular Science and Education Film" (Russia), Finalist of “TEFI-region” award, "Headliner" award, "Znanie" award (Russia). Previous films have taken part in more than 70 film festival (in Russia, USA, China, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Egypt etc.) and received 60+ awards.

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Director Statement

When I come somewhere with a science film, someone from the audience definitely ask: "Is it true that we will all be chipped soon?" And I hope that the film will allow to debunk some myths and create the correct ideas about how the brain works. I would like to tell about the difficulties of using implants and about people who are forced to implant electrodes in their brains in order to improve the quality of life .