CastJames McKechnie DirectorPeter Foldes, Joan Foldes Release date1956 WriterPeter Foldes, Joan Foldes People also search forHunger, Reve, Animated Genesis
A short vision 1956 bfi national archive
A Short Vision is a British animated film written and directed by Peter Foldes and his wife, Joan. It is narrated by James McKechnie. Created after the United States first detonated a hydrogen bomb in 1952, the film depicts the complete annihilation of the Earth and all life on it. The film gained the attention of the mass-media in 1956 after it was aired twice in the United States on CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show, on its May 27 and June 10 programs.
One night, an unidentified object flies over a nameless land, being only referred to as "it". When the object flies over the mountains and fields, the predators look up from their prey, and both hide in fear. The people, however, are all asleep when it flies over the city. Only the leaders and wise men look up when they see it, but it is too late. The thing creates a mushroom cloud, which destroys all living things on Earth. The only thing left is a small flame, which a moth flies around and then promptly is destroyed too. The flame dies.