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Hate For Sale (Netherlands/USA)

Animated poetry film by Anna Anna Eijsbouts (animation) and Neil Gaiman (poetry)


Hate for sale. All the very best 
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest? 
Lovely hate. Your life is rough.
Buy my hate. You’ll come right back for more. 
Hate for sale. Enough to start a war.
Hate the rich, the brown, the black, the poor. 
Hate is clean. And hate will make you sure.
Hate for sale. You’ll feel superior.
Hate for sale. You’ll make the news.
Hate the families who come here fleeing war. 
Hate the gay. The trans. The new. The Jews.
Don’t need to care who you detest 
Hate makes you feel a whit less scared 
To know that your group is the best 
And burn to ashes all the rest
Who will not face the real test
But showed up naked, unprepared
To be sent back, or drowned, or hurled 
back into the abyss. Your world
will be so safe, so clean, so great.
And all you needed was some hate.
Hate for sale. All the very best 
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest? 
Hate for sale. Never enough.


Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman  born 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust", "American Gods", "Coraline", and "The Graveyard Book". He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. In 2013, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Beside graphic novels, comic and fantasy Gaiman is also a famous film script writer. He wrote the 1996 BBC dark fantasy television series "Neverwhere". He co-wrote the screenplay for the movie "MirrorMask" with his old friend Dave McKean to direct. In addition, he wrote the English language script to the anime movie "Princess Mononoke". He co-wrote the script for Robert Zemeckis's Beowulf with Roger Avary. Gaiman has also written at least three drafts of a screenplay adaptation of Nicholson Baker's novel "The Fermata". Neil Gaiman was featured in the History Channel documentary "Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked". Several of Gaiman's original works have been optioned or greenlighted for film adaptation, most notably "Stardust", which premiered in August 2007 directed by Matthew Vaughn. A stop-motion version of "Coraline" was released in 2009, with Henry Selick directing.


Anna Eijsbouts is a Dutch Director and Animator specialising in puppet and cut-out stop-motion animation. ​She is also a lecturer at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Animation and Illustration. She works best when she discovers a character to latch on to and stalk for a while. This leads to animations driven by intimate character-driven fascinations in both her short films as well as her commercial work. Her films have screened worldwide, among others at Stuttgart Animation Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Monstra and Hiroshima Int. Animation Festival, and she has won several awards. Anna graduated with an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art in 2012 after completing a BA in Animation at the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2010.