Mission: To conduct animation workshops & lead animation exercises with youth in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, in order to create a short, educational film about HIV/AIDS on behalf of FilmAid International. Here, we will be documenting the process, as well as introducing you to the filmmakers/animators -- the students of Dadaab!
Inspiration: In honor of all you animators in Annecy right now! I saw this award-winning film in 2006 at the Annecy Animation Festival, and I thought to myself, “This is the reason to keep making animated films”. This film wows me every time I watch it in so many ways. The laborious process that mimics scratchboard techniques, those camera moves (!!), the years spent making it, the beautiful woman behind it, the fuzzy warmness inside of me each time she flies away in the end! Let’s all learn from Regina Pessoa to make films from the heart, with a beat loud enough that everyone can hear!
(available for purchase here. this lo-res just does not do the film justice.)