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Incredible animation shows a crazy dystopian future where breathing is outlawed

There’s no shortage of comics, books, films and radio programmes that deal with the subject of dystopian futures. If you believe the predictions of our greatest sci-fi auteurs, the distant future will be one in which governmental control is complete and our civil liberties and basic human rights lie in tatters; emotion, procreation and relaxation banned in favour of order and efficiency.

But Ping’s animation Last Breath takes this common theme of outlawed activity and takes it one step further, creating a world in which breathing is prohibited and retribution is swift for anyone caught flouting these laws. Brilliantly put-together in terms of visuals and dialogue this is a creepy piece of illustrated fiction that, if nothing else, will make you appreciate the feeling of air entering and leaving your lungs at will.

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Ping: Last Breath (still)

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Ping: Last Breath (still)

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Ping: Last Breath (still)

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Ping: Last Breath (still)

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Ping: Last Breath (still)

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Ping: Last Breath (still)