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CATEGORY: Animation

Brian Britigan
The Whitewashing of Missouri
Medium: Digital (Drawn in Procreate and animated in After Effects)

This animated documentary short tells the story of Pierce City, Missouri, and the racial violence that drove many Black families from the area during the early 1900s. Decades after her ancestors fled the city, Rochelle Fritsch discovered the ugly history that displaced an entire generation of her family and returned to the town to honor their memory. The storyboards, illustrations, and animation were all created by the artist.

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Client: Detour and The Missouri School of Journalism
Art Director: Ron Stodghill

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