Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth.
These films – a selection of stylish and compelling short documentaries feature subjects as diverse as the inner workings of an East German womens’ slave labour camp, a study of computer game addiction, the history of skateboarding and the lack of female pleasure in modern day society.
Christos Hatjoullis (Sophies Story)
Jennifer Zheng (Tough)
Kate Jessop (Little Elephant)
Adara Todd (Twiddly Things)
Anna Ginsburg (Private Parts)
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A Brief History of Skateboarding (Antonio Vicentini, Brazil)
Surfing on the street? Might be just a crazy enough idea to catch on. The sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll version of the history.
I Was A Winner (Jonas Odell, Sweden)
Three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction.
Micki (Izabela Plucinska & Alexander Lahl, Germany)
The story of Marienetta Jirkowsky, who was shot at the age of 18 in an attempt to escape over the Berlin Wall.
Of Slaves and Robots (Milos Tomic, Serbia)
Combining drawings, embroidery, found objects and paper collage to a speech from the Institute of Mathematics in Belgrade, about how not to be a slave or a robot.
Sophie’s Story (Christos Hatjoullis, UK)
Tough (Jennifer Zheng, UK)
The Empty Space (Ülo Pikkov, Estonia)
Charles Bukowski – Uncensored and Animated (Drew Christie, USA)
Other than – perhaps – Goethe no other poet has provoked as much animation as Bukowski and this no-holds-barred piece shows why.
Eye for an Eye (Steve Bache, Mahyar Goudarzi & Louise Peter, Germany)
In his own words, a double murderer speaks of his crimes and his belief that execution is all that he deserves for what he has done.
Loop (Samantha Moore, UK)
The complex and secret world of septin cytoskeleton dynamics. What can be seen and what cannot?
Little Elephant (Kate Jessop, UK)
What does love mean to a British South Asian family in the West Midlands in contemporary Britain?
Twiddly Things (Adara Todd, UK)
Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck (Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl, Germany)
Private Parts (Anna Ginsburg, UK)
Shedding some light on the lack of female pleasure in modern day society.