Bernardo Britto’s Powerful Short, ‘Yearbook’

Bernardo Britto‘s animated short, ‘Yearbook’ is one of those things that seems a little intriguing on the surface, but the deeper you go, the more powerful it becomes. ‘Yearbook’ tells the story of a man who is tasked with documenting the world’s history before it is destroyed. The film explores the man’s tortured mind at having such an important responsibility, as well as not being able to warn anyone about their impending demise, including his wife.

In an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Britto says that the inspiration for the story was how he reflected on his own work, in that it is unlikely to stand the test of time, saying, “How do you deal with making things people won’t remember 100, 200, 300 years from now?”

‘Yearbook’ was featured on The New Yorker’s new Shorts Catalogue, and was the winner of the Short Film Jury Prize for Animation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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