Behind the bars - AN ANIMATED SHORT FILM

An African-American man struggles for self-expression in a world dead-set on oppressing him. Based on a poem by Edward Smyth Jones. 

                                                                   Official Selection: Encounters Film Festival, 2017

                                                 

 

               Official Selection: Encounters Film Festival, 2017

             Official Selection: Animation Nights New York, 2017

             Official Selection: Animation Nights New York, 2017

      Official Selection: Cinanima International Animated Film Festival

      Official Selection: Cinanima International Animated Film Festival

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Throughout the course of his life, poet Edward Smyth Jones faces an uphill battle through the oppression that the institutions of the world hold against men of his race. As the obstacles surmount and things begin to seem hopeless, he turns to the written word to find solace in his experience - finding meaning in his struggle and passing down the story of his life in order to teach future generations how to find comfort in a life hindered by inexplicable prejudices.