This cartoon is only 149 seconds long, it manages to pack in some of the most powerful images in the medium. The soundtrack consists of the song "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child", accompanied by graphic images of racial prejudice - beatings, lynchings, electric chair, etc. You don't expect this sort of thing from 1932, but a Soviet propaganda cartoon has no need to pull its punches. The only false note is at the end, a statue of Lenin - we are supposed to believe that this white knight has the solution to the problem.
Ivan Ivanov-Vano later became the grand old man of Soviet animation, a big influence on geniuses like Khrzhanovski and Yuri Norstein.
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