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An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer’s brilliant ability to evoke work and labour in his music, animator Patrick Bouchard brings earth to life through animated clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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  • Yes

    Amazing animation. I had too watch it three times.

    Yes, 16 Nov 2020
  • Abon

    This is an apt metaphor for the state of humanity guided by the amoral concept of progress, like that described in Surviving Progress(2011).

    Abon, 6 Jun 2014