Or is it?
Following up on our previous post about the removal of Confederate statues from New Orleans, here’s the story of another sculpture, a delightful animation that depicts a severe case of alt-reality, and the use of force to ensure its acceptance.
It’s very like the world Donald Trump sees himself inhabiting.
From the archives of the venerable National Film Board of Canada:
Under the guise of a pretty fairy tale, this animated short makes a strong political statement. Animated paper cut-outs enact a drama in which a dictator imposes his delusions on his unfortunate subjects. The humour is black and, despite the absence of dialogue, the message is crystal clear.
Directed by Francine Desbiens, Bretislav Pojar – 1981.