Kaelvi Kadhai (part of Iniyavai Indru) is an eight minute Tamil series with animation and narration anchored by Malavika PC, written and directed by Samyuktha PC for a Tamil cultural television channel called Puthuyugam TV in 2013. The animation was done by Trotsky Marudu’s team of animators. This particular episode furthers our conversation on land use, land ownership and land rights.The purpose of producing this show was to explore everyday concepts as stories and discover the individual’s relationship with the same.
Please watch, share and write to us on your experiences and observations with land use patterns around the world. For instance, what kind of a role does the State have in relation to land? What legislations are present or afloat to protect or grab land? What kind of power is in the hand of the people from the land? Add questions, thoughts, images and anything else. Comment below or send us the longer replies to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamil, 8 mins 30 s
Curated by two Brazilian film makers, this widely travelled international film festival, explores the entire nuclear life cycle — from the mining of uranium to disposal of radioactive wastes. Choosing from more than 50 documentaries and animation films, the Chennai chapter brings to viewers 20 films over a two-day period. The festival is geared towards engendering a more informed debate on these issues. Read more about the films here.
WHAT: Festival of international documentaries, short films and animation films covering uranium mining, nuclear research, weapons, and power plants and nuclear waste. Discussions led by feature filmmakers and prominent intellectuals.
WHEN: Film Fest on February 5-6, 2013. 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Workshop on documentary film-making led by Alphonse Roy and R. Revathi on 7 February (9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
WHERE: Asian College of Journalism 2nd Main Road, Taramani (Near Indira Nagar MRTS, Behind MS Swaminathan Research Foundation)
Organised by: Chennai Solidarity Group for Koodankulam Struggle & Poovulagin Nanbargal
Please watch this.
2011. 12 mins 56s. English subtitles
The story of 4 kids of the extended Samouni family in Gaza. With animated drawings they express what happened to them and their family during operation ‘Cast Lead’.
The previous post was a sand creature passing on messages in a bottle to snow creature. This is another interesting stop motion animation called Sweet Dreams by Kirsten Lepore again (yes, we like him) where a cup cake travels to vegetable land, builds houses, becomes a muffin, meets a sweet squash potato, becomes a nudist and travels back to his desert land.
9 mins, 57 s, animation, 2008
Animated on location at a beach, in snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle. A film by Kirsten Lepore.
2011, 5mins 25s
Little Scraps of Paper is a series of short documentary films created in 2010 by director Tomas Leach, assisted by Nicolas Cambier and Daniel Diego Lincoln. They explore how different creative people develop ideas and thoughts and what they keep in them.
A determined little goat causes endless problems for a grumpy milking lady. A graduation short animation film from Newport University by Benjamin Candy.
Film without words
2011, 5mins 18s
2011, 1mins 39s
film without words
A simple and beautiful perspective in to the life of one teacup, animated by Linnea Sterte.
NFB, 1978, 7 mins 7s
This 1978 Oscar Winner for Best Short Film (animated) is about Ralph who dismisses his wife’s orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes homes and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results.
NFB 2007, 15mins 16s
Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
The narrator, Liv Ullmann, considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. As Kasper’s quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.
This film won the 2007 OSCAR for Best Short Subjects Animation.