This animation is by Alexei Kharitidi. He was nominated for an oscar in 1996 for for one of his films called 'Gagarin'. I haven't watched 'Gagarin' yet, but this animation is really nice.
Stuff like this really interests me, you know, the actual look of this piece doesn't excite me, but the message is fantastic, It makes a statement in less than one minuet! thats very impressive. Make what you want of the animation, I think it can be seen if different ways.
Thinking of simple ways to convey something is something I like to think about, and with this neighborhood brief offering that sort of approach, I can see my self enjoying coming up with ideas for it.