Short of the Week

Politics

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.

Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Dana O'Keefe / 8 min / USA / 2012

A contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.

Sci-Fi about Politics in 3D Animation
Kibwe Tavares / 5 min / UK / 2011

Architecture student Kibwe Taveres filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots.

Experimental about Politics in Stop-Motion
Blu / 10 min / Argentina / 2010

Argentinian street artist, Blu, takes his freudian creature animations to the massive scale as they move across a desolate cityscape.

Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Jeremy Konner / 5 min / USA / 2010

The latest entry won Sundance this week. Get caught up from the beginning! Learn History! Drunken History!

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Josh Raskin / 5 min / USA / 2010

40 years ago a 14-year old Beatle fan edged his way in to see John Lennon and recorded this exchange covering topics still eerily relevant today.

Essay about Politics in Motion Graphics
Jonathan Jarvis / 11 min / USA / 2009

Millions have turned to this film to understand the complexities of the economic recession explained in the simplest form.

Dark Comedy about Politics in Animation
Bill Plympton / 5 min / USA / 2009

A lovable dog does all he can to protect his master from the park’s hidden dangers in this satirical look at Bush-era American policy from the legendary Bill Plympton.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
David Rees / 2 min / USA / 2008

The cult-fave comic strip brings its biting political satire to the web in bite-sized installments.

Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Jonás Cuarón / 7 min / USA / 2007

“Literary trailer” for the book by the same name, this short, produced by “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuarón, mixes archival footage as well nifty motion graphics to dramatize the book’s thesis.

Experimental about Politics in Flash Animation
Max Hattler / 2 min / UK / 2007

A kaleidoscope of national symbols and sounds highlight the tension between America and the Islamic world.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
Chris Harding / 5 min / USA / 2007

Fun yet violent animation that teaches us self-defense techniques (or attempts to) through everyday man, George—a character we all know well.