Another from the Vimeo doco-anim channel, specifically chosen as its subject centres on the life and work of being an animator. We do however disagree with the interviewees statement about Caroline Leaf!
‘Two young pencils document four Israeli animation icons. They confront them with questions, film and record every word, story or argument and by that try to comprehend the existence they once shared and the insights they still share (or are divided upon) about contemporary animation and creation in Israel.
This film was made in “Bezalel academy of art and design” in Jerusalem using stop-motion animation.’
We have previously posted about the Animadoc channel over on Vimeo, it’s curator Boaz Lederer has kindly given us permission to feature some of his collection here at animateddocumentary.com. We start with this short animation, a deeply moving story of family loss due to the Iraq War. Slate and pastel animation sensitively supports the narration.
Here’s the film I made in my first year of the Animation MA course at the Royal College of Art. The brief was to make an extremely short film, starting from the word ‘bedlam’, which led me from the history of mental health care to treatments of the medical condition hysteria in Victorian Britain.
Detailing clitoridectomy and genital massage, it is not for the faint-hearted!
Boys and girls who have left their hometown tell their story through their memories, family history, past adventures, and their particular sense of distance and oblivion. The past and present of these little citizens of the world is displayed in a fantastic dreamworld, without rules or prejudice whatsoever, fueled only by their words, their playful dreams, and young imagination.
This is the subtitled version.
Produced as a final project at the Masters in Animation from IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.