EspaÃ±istán by Aleix SalÃ³ serves as a reminder that animation is a medium for educating and informing as well as entertaining. The topic: an explanation of Spain’s housing bubble and subsequent economic crisis. Sound familiar? It’s currently the most popular animated short in Spain, which has been mired in weeks of protests and sit-ins by people who are fed up by the country’s two-party political system and its class of arrogant and out of touch politicians. Sound even more familiar?
Above is an English fansub of EspaÃ±istán; the original upload has garnered over 1.3 million in the six days since its debut.