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The All-American Alphabet

The USA is a happy, prosperous, well-organised and freedom-loving
country, with rainbows galore. In other words, it's perfect, from A to Z. Or maybe except for "R"...

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"The All-American Alphabet" is an animated short I made in the 3rd year of the animation studies at Hogeschool Gent - KASK, in 2002. Our end-of-year films had to deal with the concept 'something that upsets me'. Now, there are countless things that upset me to some extent, but in the beginning of 2002 it dawned on me that the war against Iraq was nearing, and so I wanted to tell people about the genocide against the Iraqi population; estimations are that one and a half to two million people have died as a result of the thirteen-year embargo imposed by the United States.

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Previous screenings

2003
26 Feb – 9 Mar | Brussels, Belgium
Tampere Film Festival
5 Mar – 9 Mar | Tampere, Finland
29 Apr – 4 May | Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Krakow Film Festival
28 May – 1 Jun | Krakow, Poland
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
4 Jun – 9 Jun | Hamburg, Germany
Teek Film and Animation Festival
30 Jun – 2 Jul | Breda, Netherlands
11 Jul – 27 Jul | Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil
7 Oct – 18 Oct | Ghent, Belgium
Bunter Hund: International Short Film Festival Munich
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Munich, Germany
21 Oct – 26 Oct | Manchester, United Kingdom
5 Nov – 9 Nov | Hannover, Germany
13 Nov – 30 Nov | Rome, Italy
14 Nov – 23 Nov | Wiesbaden, Germany
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival
21 Nov – 27 Nov | Cracow, Poland
Fike: International Short Film Festival
21 Nov – 29 Nov | Évora, Portugal
zwergWerk: Oldenburg Short Film Days
21 Nov – 23 Nov | Oldenburg, Germany
Curta Cinema: Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
27 Nov – 7 Dec | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leuven Short Film Festival
30 Nov – 6 Dec | Leuven, Belgium
globale Film Festival
4 Dec – 10 Dec | Berlin, Germany
2004
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
30 Mar – 4 Apr | Belgrade, Serbia
Brazilian Student Film Festival
26 May – 6 Jun | Brazil

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