Only one depiction of lives destroyed while others close to were changed forever! By the devastation of war and effect of life's trauma's, especially extreme, not only from wars but in civilian populations as well. Out right denied by the people served and through their representatives the existence of. Right up to the present day, some still in denial or just ignoring, results from Afghanistan and Iraq, especially still in the early days of both!
If only, long ago, the country had listened and actually followed what they promised "we'll never forget the lessons of!", lessons they never paid any attention to and still don't, as well as 'sacrificed' as they demand the few who serve them, and the families of, did and do!!
Last Day of Freedom is the story of Bill Babbitt, a man who turns his brother in for murder, hoping the police will help his brother get the care he needs for PTSD.
February 27, 2016 - An animated film is up for best documentary short at the Oscars this year. It's only the second time an animated film has been in the running since the category was established in the 1940s. Last Day of Freedom is the story of Bill Babbitt, a man who turns his brother in for murder, hoping the police will help his brother get the care he needs for PTSD.
The Babbitts' story is told through more than 30,000 drawings, most of them in black and white. They were created by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, two Northern California-based artists.
This is their first film — and they had some qualms. "There's a moment that we felt like ... It's my first documentary, I don't know how to make it," Talisman says. But they felt confident in their art. "I definitely know how to draw," she says.
"Bill supported the death penalty which killed his brother," Hibbert-Jones says. "He also really trusted in the police. He literally took the police to his brother believing that he would get the justice and his brother would get the help he needed."
To her, Babbitt is an example of someone who had every intention of doing the right thing. Now, he travels the world advocating against the death penalty. In fact, that's where he'll be this weekend, as Hibbert-Jones and Talisman are in Los Angeles for the Oscars. read more w/video shorts>>>