This outsanding short has gone online today after a successful award winning festival tour. "Planet Unknown" is the passion project of Shanghai based animator Shawn Wang backed by a talented crew. A wonderful film with excellent production standards. UK based Echoic Audio created the score. Planet Unknown on Facebook.
It was 15 years ago today that the terrorist attacks on the US occurred on September 11 2001. "Through The Dust" reflects upon the hardships that many of the first responders face as a result of the collapse of the twin towers in New York City. Specifically the health issues they struggle with. In this video there's about 1:30 of animation starting at :45. It was created by NYC based Casey Drogin.
This is the latest in the StoryCorps series which is intended to preserve American history through the animated medium. "School's Out" spotlights a sad episode in a small Arkansas town in the 1950's as integration of the public school system was underway. A simple style and excellent animation directed by Julie Zammarchi underscores the eye witness narrative.