‘Ungvar’ by Zoltan Aprily

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‘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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Review of ‘Hybrid Documentaries’ from CBC News

Fun article, highlighting some of the tensions documentary directors explore between the real and the unreal. With examples from this years Toronto Film Festival.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/09/04/f-hybrid-documentaries-tiff-2012.html