"Paths of Hate" is a short animated film produced in Poland in 2010, and directed by Damian Nenow. It's a tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. “Paths of Hate” is a film filled with spectacular and visually attractive scenes of aerial fight scenes
Although the tale is focused on fight, the dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, Paths of Hate. Falling into that abyss inevitably leads to downright destruction and extinction. This is the film synopsis.
James Clark, writer, former Marine combat correspondent and veteran of the War in Afghanistan, states "this animated short of a World War II dogfight is utterly insane, has no basis in reality, and is totally awesome." He says "a German Messerschmitt Bf-109 and a British Supermarine Spitfire perform a murderous, elegant dance in the sky, spewing rounds back and forth during a dogfight."
He states also “Paths of Hate” is a film "really fucking entertaining, with the audience practically beaten over the head with the message: Hate and violence lead to self-destruction."
The film was awarded with more than 30 awards between both 2011 and 2012. Among them an Academy Award nomination, a Special Distinction at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It was honored at Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and video game festival and received the Best of Show award at the 2011 SIGGRAPH festival.
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