~ Filmmaker: Anna Samo ~

The Opposites Game by Brendan Constantine (2)

A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun?

This animation of Brendan Constantine‘s poem by Anna Samo and Lisa LaBracio went viral, with more than 24,700 views on Vimeo and 364,814 views
on YouTube. It probably helps that it was a Vimeo staff pick. But it’s also

part of TED-Ed’s series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings.

See the Vimeo description for the full credits and list of honors.

We previously shared Mike Gioia’s film adaptation of the same poem. I’m not sure which I prefer; both have their strengths.