Strangely compelling short film of men throwing rocks… with the wrong hand

Juan Etchegaray’s short film “Men Throwing Rocks with the Other Hand” may not immediately sound like the most interesting thing in the world, but it’s strangely compelling and the end result is artistically hysterical.

As the title suggests, it’s a compilation of various guys throwing a rock with their non-throwing hand captured in sepia tone slow-motion. The guys’ throwing motion is about what I imagine it would look like if a T-Rex tried to throw something with his tiny, tiny little arms. On the heels of the Olympics, as the world saw what the best athletes on the planet can do, the subjects in this short film look just plain sad by comparison. Here’s what the guy who won the discus throw in London looked like after winning the gold. See what I mean?