Le Peuple de l’Herbe – Parler le fracas
English subtitled version available on youtube : youtube.com/watch?v=-uVoFn808IY
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In this video, studio Wasaru took Orwell’s Animal Farm and adapted it to a contemporary political and economical situation. We see pigs in police gear facing an animal riot of exploited industrial workers.
Pigs are the enemy, but, just like governments in our world, they are not the real head of the society. In fact behind everything there is a man who seems to be omnipotent, who symbolize all the corporations and big interests that control our world.
Technically speaking, the video is done in a very pleasant way. The vintage-movie effect gives it a flavour that reminds me of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. The animation are simple but effective, there are no crazy special effects but everything is fluid and works well in its context.
Characters are well defined too: pigs look really evil and dirty and other animals look miserable while our “Big Brother” looks like a greedy businessman who stands in a dark mysterious room where all we can see is the table with the model representing the animal city.
Summing up this is a great video, it talks about serious themes of our times without resulting superficial or obvious and it does it with an original style and an interesting visual vocabulary. Support Wasaru and Le Peuple de l’Herbe visiting their websites (www.wasaru.com, www.lepeupledelherbe.net) and liking their facebook pages (Le Peuple de l’Herbe).
Posted by Hooloovoo
October 22nd, 2012
While comfortably rich rap moguls make watered down statements and use expensive music video directors to tap into an anarchist image for style points, Le Peuple de L’Herbe do it with less budget and more heart.
Lyon rap group Le Peuple de L’Herbe, director Wasaru and character designer Jebedai blast a mean fireball from their collective guts, despite their low budget.
“Parler le Fracas” is more powerful than the weakly political video for “No Church in the Wild” by Jay-Z and Kanye West, because Le Peuple de L’Herbe actually believe in the message they’re sending. Their violent sincerity seems effortless, and that’s why we take it more seriously.
Hip hop is huge in France, and so is liberty. Turn your attention to the heavily rap influenced film “La Haine” (“The Hate”–from the phrase “Hatred breeds hatred.”) The well lauded film gave 1995 world audiences a feel for the explosive relationship that the socially abused, disenfranchised poor citizens of the banlieues (housing projects) had with the riot police of early 90s Paris.
Then watch a few minutes of “Parler le Fracas” (“Talk about the crash”) by Le Peuple de l’Herbe (The People of the Herb) and you’ll see that the rage of the working class is still present. A few of France’s most talented, impassioned artists went into this entertainingly rebellious statement. Meanwhile, if you’ve been watching any world news, you’ll agree that 2012′s climate of unrest is strangely ready for the kind of uprising caricatured here.
Don’t mistake this video for creative fluff. History’s biggest movements were started with political cartoons and propaganda illustrations. The ideas in “le Fracas” come from an infuriation with government authority and its nature to systematically abuse its power. And if we’ve learned anything from Paris’ history of riots and revolt, we should know that the French are always ready for revolution.
Enjoy the gore.
Posted by Seanhive
May 31st, 2012