Gorgeous Short Film Shows a Young Man Finding Hope in the Ruins of Earth

Sumer is an award-winning short film which takes place in a future where all life has perished, and a few humans scrabble for survival in the last city in the world: SUMER.


In the short, a young boy named Hermes is pursued out of SUMER by the police, only to make an amazing discovery.


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Robot Downey Junior

Pretty corny... Also, I gotta say I am sick of the needless exposition at the start of so much sci-fi. That whole cheesy and, to me, off-putting intro could have been summed up by one of the guards saying something like ‘there are no animals left, kid, they died out decades ago’. It’s the kind of thing a good editor should redline instantly.