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Ugly Washington D.C.

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Ugly People

“Washington Is Hollywood For Ugly People” is a video animation that employs images from popular culture, political figures and imagery found in the internet.

The piece adopts the form of “viral” advertising in a reduction of contemporary events to a cartoon like “mythology” while touching on issues such as “identity politics, U.S. foreign policy, sexuality and power.”

“Washington is Hollywood for Ugly People” is hitting hard at the “hypocrisy” of the political rhetoric from George W. Bush years leading up to the 2008 presidential election of Barack Hussein Obama.

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As hilarious as it is “scary”, the video merges internet-scavenged imagery and original animation with “pop graphics” to create semi-fictional relationships between “political figures, corporations, and mass media iconography.”

Imagine Bush headed Jennifer Aniston, Gozilla Arafat, Jesus bin Laden, Saddam Hussein on the skateboard, Kim Jong Il as Terminator, Hillary as multi-headed Asimo, Meccadonalds and more.

The video by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung was in the official selection at the “Sundance Film Festival 2008” and has been screening at various film festivals around the world.

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