Watch: Animated Historical Short Film 'The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks'
by Alex Billington
June 10, 2020
"Her call to action continues to resound. Knowing 'what must be done' does away with fear." The creative agency Eido has produced this excellent animated short film titled The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks, in partnership with TED-Ed. Most of us known the story of Rosa Parks because we were taught it in school growing up. But most of us don't know the complete story, and all the "hidden" aspects of Rosa Parks' life - like that she was activist well before she decided to sit where she wanted to sit on the bus. "Throughout her life, Rosa Parks repeatedly challenged racial violence and the prejudiced systems protecting its perpetrators. But this work came at an enormous risk – and a personal price." The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks is directed by Joash Berkeley at Eido, along with a very creative team of designers and animators. And to learn more about Rosa Parks - visit RosaParks.org or Achievement.org. And enjoy this upbeat, informative short below.
Thanks to Print Magazine for the tip on this short. Brief description from Vimeo: "Throughout her life, Rosa Parks repeatedly challenged racial violence and the prejudiced systems protecting its perpetrators. But this work came at an enormous risk – and a personal price." The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks is an animated short film made by marketing agency Eido and TED-Ed, the educational division of TED. It's directed by Joash Berkeley at Eido, from a script by TED-Ed. The design team includes Harol Bustos, Rommel Ruiz, Felipe Vargas, Federico Epis, Joash Berkeley. Joash explains: "Today we find ourselves within challenging societal circumstances similar to the ones experienced by Rosa Parks, someone whose work came at an enormous risk—and a personal price." Indeed. But not everyone knows everything about her. "We animated this film to tell her story." For more info on the short, visit Eido or Vimeo. To see more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
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