When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police. Living Condition: Bill's Story is an animated account of his decision to...
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An international research group is searching natural resources from the Arctic Ocean. They pick up a strange underwater sound from far north, and start to follow it to the uncharted waters. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Olivia de Havilland,
Lasse is an old racist who has lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who's fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of ... See full summary »
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police. Living Condition: Bill's Story is an animated account of his decision to support and help his brother in the face of war, crime and capital execution.
sparks both empathy and outrage ... an important and memorable film
This film just won the International Documentary Association (IDA)'s best short film of the year award for 2015. I had the pleasure of reviewing all nominees for that award: it was a tough competition from very diverse films, all extremely accomplished examples of great documentary storytelling.
Last Day of Freedom is emotionally powerful and moving: it sparks both empathy and outrage. The animation is personal and raw, likely making the subject more accessible to broader audiences than a conventionally filmed documentary. I felt shades of great radio programs and podcasts like "This American Life" or "StoryCorps." I personally wished for a little more polish to the animations, some of which felt rushed, unfinished, or sloppy ... but then again that style gave the story an urgency and an edge, so I suspect it was very intentional. This is a story that is important and memorable: nicely done!
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