A 1971 short by Sam Weiss (narrated by Orson Welles) about the erosion of freedom by indifference, xenophobia and greed – a simple message that has, if anything, gained more relevance since its creation in the Nixon era.
One day, I realized I wanted to make a film in eight days. And for a long time, I have been longing to animate something really simple in terms of graphic style (like those of Sempé or Reiser). I had neither money nor time, but I had a mike. So I made the soundtrack with my mouth. I ended up with that. Thanks for your leniency.
“Because if you woke up tomorrow morning and the headlines in the Thursday property section of the newspapers read that property prices had increased by 10%, the wonderful factor of greed would re-enter the marketplace, and you would find that there is a turn in the marketplace.”