This animated Flash project appropriates the song "Plástico" from the Album Siembra by Willie Colón and Ruben Blades. "Plástico" was composed with hopes for a better tomorrow in Latin America in particular.
The song is performed in Spanish, but the lyrics have been translated into English and juxtaposed with statistics of the American Continent as of 2002. If you wish to view data from a particular country, please click on the links to your left. The information was gathered from infoplease.com -- one of the most popular almanacs on the web. All other considered sources are available at the bottom of this page.
The aim of this project is to reevaluate emancipatory narratives that have affected Latin Americans since 1978 (when the album Siembra was released). The juxtaposition of statistical data as of 2002 and the translated lyrics of the 1978 composition, is a metaphoric commentary on how hopeful gestures can quickly become absorbed by our current state of globalization.
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