‘The Gloaming’ Transports Audiences To A Terrifying Animated Reality

by Tito W. James

**Content Warning: The Following is only indented for mature audiences.

In the The Gloaming, a man observes the rise of civilization at a micro scale. The short film is a twisted creation myth like God: Serengeti, Ice Age, and Yin.

There are also similarities to the animated shorts that serve as social satire, such as The Turning PointThe Ostrich PoliticIn-Shadow, and Pearl Jam’s Do The Evolution. It’s easy to identify with an animated image and project our own fears and concerns. The best cartoons are funny because they’re true. In this case it’s so true even if it’s not funny.

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