This Feels-Heavy Animated Short Perfectly Captures What Inequality Looks Like

A short but extremely sweet film produced by AIME perfectly encapsulates what educational inequality looks like and the underlying message that if you want to change inequality, you have to dismantle the systems that uphold it.

Or, as AIME CEO and Founder Jack Manning Bancroft more succinctly puts it:

“If we want to change the world, we need to change the way it works.”

The short video shows two similarly-aged kids go through a very different life – one enjoying a life of privilege, the other dealing with a life of hardship. You can probably figure out how it ends. It’s beautifully done and goddamn heart-wrenching – as one person on Facebook put it, it’s “better than the first 10 minutes of ‘Up‘.”

It’s part of AIME’s launch from an Australian organisation to a global one (they’re also on the hunt for ten young people to help launch the organisation in their home countries).

“Inequality is an epidemic,” says Bancroft. “The richest one per cent of the population have accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world combined. AIME allows everyone around the world to play a part in changing this broken system. Our programs are crafted with the power and resources to improve the lives of millions of people globally. I’ve seen the change for twelve years and have no doubt that this program can and will change the globe. It’s time for the mentors to rise.”

Watch the video below:

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Photo: AIME.