In 1903 Marie and Pierre Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work in Physics, but were too ill with radiation poisoning to attend the award ceremony.
In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright built and flew the first successful airplane.
Meanwhile, someone was flying a kite. Someone was constructing a new greenhouse. Someone was keeping track of different types of migratory birds. Someone was playing baseball.
"In 1903 We" presents a glimpse of 1903 using stop motion animation, miniatures, and recorded voices reading found texts describing the year. Marie Curie studies crystals under the microscope, handles dangerous chemicals, and has a vision of her body decaying. The Wright Brothers' airplane flies a glorious flight - a flight that lasted about as long in reality as it does in the video.
This video is part of 100x100=1900s (100 videoartists to tell a century). Each artist was asked to make a short video to represent a randomly assigned year. More information about the project can be found at the project website.