I love visiting the Kuriositas blog for unusual stories about animals, vivid descriptions of places all over the world, and their incredible video picks. Yesterday, I discovered the short video, Cogs, on their site. Directed by Laurent Witz for AIME (an organization dedicated to education equality), Cogs is one of those small packages that deliver a huge gift. In this gorgeous animation, a world is shown that is ruled by a factory that produces only two kinds of people – and they can only travel on their separate tracks. It is a sad, but unfortunately very appropriate, metaphor for the world’s drastically restrained and disparate educational systems. The film has a hauntingly beautiful theme sung by Mariot Pejon, and composed by Olivier Defradat. In less than three minutes, we experience melancholy that gradually evolves into hope. It is a wonderful inspiration to all of us who believe that every child should receive a quality education.
I will be adding this to my Inspirational Videos for Teachers collection on Pinterest.