A Son Remembers His Father in an Animated Short From StoryCorps

More

StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit, has recorded and archived more than 40,000 interviews since 2003. In collaboration with the Rauch Brothers, they've brought select anecdotes to life through animation. With Father's Day approaching, they've released a new short about John L. Black, Sr., a janitor who "regularly put in 16-hour days to provide for his wife and 11 children." Here, his son Samuel describes "his father's lasting legacy and the power of a look."

To watch more videos by StoryCorps, or to find out how you can create your own story, visit StoryCorps.org. For more true stories, see StoryCorps' forthcoming book All There Is

Jump to comments

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Fascinating Short Film About the Multiverse

If life is a series of infinite possibilities, what does it mean to be alive?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In