Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), The Hangman at Home explores themes of acknowledgement and participation.
The animated film invites you into five interwoven stories featuring people caught in a pivotal moment: they are fragile, playful, terrified, contemplative, confused, curious. We watch their intimate deeds in a reflective state, and they gaze back, transforming us from spectators to witnesses. The film is not about hanging people, but about the awkward intimacy that comes with being human, and the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. The Hangman at Home reveals that we are all alike in these moments, while also raising questions of responsibility.
A short film by Michelle and Uri Kranot – 2021 | 14 min