2001 | Animation | 13 min. | Russia, United States

An animated film based on the famous African-American legend of John Henry, who stayed in history as a man of steel. This story happened in those days when, apart from hammers and muscular arms, there were no cars. People worked hard on the construction of the railway. But one day their job was taken away because a drilling machine that replaced twenty people was bought. John Henry stood up to protect the workers - he ventured to win the machine so that people would not be fired and they did not lose the last piece of bread. He won the machine, but his heart could not stand it and he died in for the sake of other people...

Director: Andrey Zolotukhin

Producers: Valentina Khizhniakova and Katy McLaughlin

Studios: CINEMA FOR and Sverdlovsk Film Studio