“The Robot Artists” is a short documentary by African Cartel showcasing a group of undocumented Zimbabwean artists who’s marketplace and livelihood is a traffic light (aka "Robots") intersection in Cape Town, South Africa. This short gives a glimpse into the lives of talented migrant workers who are targets of discrimination and harassment from law enforcement forced to flee the economic and political hardships in their homeland in search of a better way of life. The struggle of migrants is similar through out the world and xenophobia and racism create targets of the most vulnerable in society, and these artists take the courage to make a livelyhood in crowded street corners, exposing themselves as targets of public scrutiny and law enforcment, similar to the situation of day laborers and other immigrant workers across the United States.
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