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The River

The Ancient Greek river Styx formed a boundary between the world of the Living and the Dead. A ferryman would await the deceased and transport them for money to the other side. The concept of the Styx itself is traditionally crazy as it is an attempt to comprehend naked life and death by overlaying it with a concept based on known conventions of money transfer made up by the living fools. One more of these living fools finishes his book and heads out to the exploitation. On his way he passes a giant queue of people which seems to extend itself all over the city. At first he attempts to avoid this queue but as he reaches his destination he finally just becomes part of it and the movie's focus shifts towards where this queue actually leads to.

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Silent movie animation mildly based on the myth of the Ancient Greek river Styx.




Copyright © 2013 David Kellner

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