Animation: The Vanished World of Gloves
A quaint 1982 short film by Czech stop-motion master Jiri Barta
An excavator digs up piles of gloves which look too clean to have been there long. He tosses them aside, until a tangled roll of film catches his eye. He takes the film home and watches a short history of film laid out before his eyes, all through gloves.
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