The optical toy, phenakistoscope, was invented by Joseph Plateau in 1841.
I saw this on a few Top Ten Films of 2010 lists and had to check it out. Really well done though I know it won’t be for everyone. One of those satires that has you unsure of whether to laugh or look away in shock. An incredibly blunt, brutal yet whimsical portrait of how impossible it is to hide away from the world’s dangers. They will always find us. In fact, they are within us.