Grasshoppers for Earth Day!

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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.

Visit Bruno Bozzetto official website

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