Sonntag © DEFA-Stiftung
The entire globe is barren; no trace of green remains. A long line of people edges slowly and eagerly forward. Under the strictest security, the people manage finally to get into the museum to view the main attraction: a lone tree.
This short film is available for purchase or streaming as part of the collection Animation Before Unification: 16 Shorts from East Germany.
Richly textured with beautifully detailed character designs and backgrounds, Sunday does not share the whimsical spirit of the other shorts we have showcased. Instead, it projects a haunting vision of a barren future. Sunday is an unmistakable warning about the damage being done to the environment.