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A Short Vision
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A Short Vision 1956

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A Short Vision 1956

6 mins United Kingdom

This British animated short, by Hungarian-born Peter Foldes and his wife Joan is a stunningly drawn allegory for the terrors of nuclear apocalypse. It became an overnight sensation when it was broadcast on the Ed Sullivan show on May 27th 1956, with little forewarning of the disturbing imagery that lay ahead, leading to outrage and alarm from the press and public.

It remains one of the most memorable and artistically conveyed depictions of nuclear Armageddon, despite never explicitly referencing atomic warfare.

Genres

Experimenta Science Fiction Animation & Artists Moving Image

Collection

Tomorrow's World

Released

1956

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

British Film Institute Experimental Film Fund

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