Today is Earth Day. It’s especially observed in the United States, where it originated in 1970 as an apolitical event to rally everyone around to the call for a cleaner, safer environment.
Rather than talk anything environmental, I just want to share a brilliant animation produced by the famous Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto.
It’s called Grasshoppers. It takes a satirical look at the rise of our species in a historical context – and reminds us of our place.
Synopsis: In the natural course of earth’s evolution, five or a thousand years represent just a handful of seconds. What is mankind’s role in this infinite stage?
Grasshoppers received an Oscar nomination in 1991 in the animation shorts section.