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Year: 1970
Format: 16mm Colour
Runtime: 7 min
Director: John Straiton

This allegorical animated film by independent animator John Straiton uses clay models to tell a story about the coming of destruction to the world. Eurynome emerges from Chaos – a broad plane dotted with stones – and mates with the Serpent. The egg that is produced cracks and releases a range of threatening forces from primitive creatures to airplanes and rockets.

Music by Gustav Mahler, Seventh Symphony

By: Peter Morris