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history of the entire world, i guess (2017)

I’m surprised that this is listed as a film in some databases. I always figured the line for “short film” was drawn somewhere before “YouTube video.”

That said, “history of the entire world, i guess” an extremely engaging and well-made YouTube video, summarizing all of history in less than 20 minutes with an animated map and quippy, breathless narration (punctuated by little jingles).

I actually learned a few things… or, rather, I discovered some things I should probably learn about, given that no historical era or event gets more than a sentence or two, so it’s hard to call it “learning.”

But yeah, this is really entertaining. A very worthy use of 20 minutes, which I say as someone who has the opinion that the large majority of YouTube videos run way too long.

Is It Good?

Very Good (6/8)

Note: This review was originally published elsewhere. Please excuse brevity or inconsistencies in style. If you have questions or feedback, please leave a comment or contact me.


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