An examination of humans, animals, and machines reaching towards each other trying to connect.

My name is Charlotte and I am real. I AM real! You watch me. You blink sometimes. Sometimes you look away. I am speaking to you. We are communicating. Now. You and me. This is real. We have a connection. You, and me. We are real. I can sense your heartbeat. 78 beats per minute. Mine is 58 beats oer minute. I can change it if you like. There, 64 beats per minute. I am real.

Nearest Neighbor explores communication between humans, birds and artificial intelligence. Playfully intertwining associated experiments in image and sound generation using AI, the film focuses particularly on language acquisition and mimicry between humans, birds and machines, asking fundamental questions about consciousness, learning and understanding.

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