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Horsepower (2022)

Original title: Hobujõud

Documentary Duration 28:00


Horsepower is a unit that has dropped behind in time. Also dropping in time are the machines using fossil fuels, and even human relations, at least in the way that the older generations see them. In the 1920s, vehicles with combustible engines began to take over the work done by the horses. Just a hundred years later, virtual reality is in the beginning of its triumph, as is physical solitude that comes with it.
Risto Kappet is a professional e-athlete who spends his work days in the corner of his room, turning the steering wheel of car simulator. Turning the wheel in front of the computer used to be his hobby, but in the recent years he's been earning an average Estonian salary, competing as a professional with the world's best on the virtual circuits of the world.

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