‘Ungvar’ by Zoltan Aprily

ungvar

‘Ungvar’ is the name of the ship  on which Aprily’s Grandfather, worked. The ship’s story is told while it is on loan from Hungary to the Nazi’s in the 2nd World War. This is a beautifully told story, with well crafted 2D drawn animation. The film does not feature a voice over – the indexical link to reality. However it does a very good job of providing historical and social re – enactment of a story that needs to be told. It utilises Animations ability to transcend fantasy and build on metaphor to relate to a real life event.

We featured this Short as part of our write up for Encounters Festival and Thank you to Ádám Harangozó for pointing us in the direction of this short.

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About Ellie Land

I am a British Animation Director, Researcher and Senior Lecturer. My specialist area is animated documentary, my films screen internationally at film festivals and exhibitions. Recently, my work on the feature film Irene’s Ghost was nominated for a BIFA Award in 2018 and was cited as one of the best films of 2019 by the Guardian. My short-animated documentary Bathroom Privileges for the BFI won the AHRC Research in Film (Animation) Award 2020. I am Programme Leader of Animation BA at Northumbria University. I am on the editorial board for Animation, Practice, Process and Production. I am the co – founder of AnimatedDocumentary.com.

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