‘PressPausePlay’ animated sequence by Stuart Langfield

‘PressPausePlay’ is a documentary with animated sequences. Here is Stuart Langfield’s contribution. This comes via Boaz Lederer’s <a href="https://vimeo.com/channels/docoanim/22950788&quot; title=”Docoanim channel on Vimeo” target=”_blank”>docoanim channel on Vimeo.

‘Wham! Bam! Islam!’ by Isaac Solotaroff

A live action documentary which follows the creation of Muslim comic book heroes and uses animated sequences to bring the characters to life.

“WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! tells the story of Naif Al-Mutawa and his venture to create the first team of superheroes from the Muslim world called THE 99. Following the tumultuous journey of THE 99 from concept to reality, from acclaim to censure, from the edge of bankruptcy to a multi-million dollar animation series, Al-Mutawa dodges cultural minefields and confronts the harsh realities of the global marketplace in pursuit of his vision to bring new heroes to children around the world.”

You can watch clips on the film’ website: http://whambamislam.com and download the film from iTunes’ US store here.

Animadoc programmes at Tricky Women 2011

Another tip-off from Annegret Richter at the brilliant DOK Leipzig festival. Here are two programmes of animadoc films by female film-makers which she curated for the Tricky Women festival in Vienna, Austria last year.

http://www.trickywomen.at/index.php?id=252

http://www.trickywomen.at/festival/tricky-women-bisher/2011/programm/animated-documentaries-2/

AnimationsfilmKunst von Frauen – book by the Tricky Women film festival

Friend of the blog Annegret Richter (Head of Animation at DOK Leipzig festival in Germany) has recommended this book ‘Women in Animation’ written and produced by Waltraud Grausgruber and Birgitt Wagner who run the Tricky Women Animation Festival in Vienna, Austria. Within it there’s much information and a bonus DVD, including some animadoc films.

http://www.schueren-verlag.de/film-und-medien/filmpraxis/titel/274–tricky-women.html

‘Abuelas’ by Afarin Eghbal

Abuelas_Trailer from Afarin Eghbal on Vimeo.

From director Afarin’s website:

“In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853493/

‘Wham! Bam! Islam!’ by Isaac Solotaroff

A live action documentary about the creation of a comic book of Muslim heroes, which uses animated sequences to bring the comic characters to life. The film tells the story of Naif Al-Mutawa’s journey to produce and distribute an animated TV series for children.

Clips on the film’s website: http://whambamislam.com and available for download on iTunes here.