Animation and Intercultural Education

Updated: 21-02-2018 13:26



The tribute entitled "Animation and Intercultural Education” is implemented by the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and its co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds.


The film tribute has free admission and it’s accessible to disabled people.


Date: 17 March 2018

Hour: 20:15

Venue: "N. Eggonopoulos" Hall (M. Theodorakis Park, Plataion & Ymittou str., Vrilissia)

In collaboration with: Cine Club of Vrilissia "Cine DRASSI"

Information: 6974371054 



The movies:


01. TOBE..., 6' (Premier)

Denmark, 2017 

Directed by: Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Screenplay: Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Animation: Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Technique: Puppet animation

Music: Sassan Mohebbi


Dialogues: None


“To Be” is about a whole chunk of human society being stranded, from unborn fetus to the decrepit, seeking a venue whence they can establish a living, braving perils on this mission the lesser of which they wouldn't dare face in their home country. It is not about weathering a storm and coming to safety, it is about storming one unfriendly climate after the next. In “To Be”, we tried to pose these questions, and we used dolls to pose them. Dolls have inherent movement restriction, and the dolls used are not those particularly suited to animation; more importantly, dolls are lifeless, they don't possess a living, and this conveys some resemblance to the state of those who have "left" but have not "arrived" and are not "settled" yet; those who are in flight from chaos and soon find themselves in chaotic flight; and even if they survive it, there is no guarantee that the asylums they newly secured would secure a living for them. 



02. HOLLOW LAND, 13'

Denmark, France, Canada, 2013

Directed by: Michelle and Uri Kranot

Screenplay: Michelle and Uri Kranot

Animation: Michelle and Uri Kranot

Technique: Stop motion, 2D animation

Music: Uri kranot

Production: Les Films de l'Arlequin, Dansk Tegnefilm

Dialogues: None


A story about the eternal human search for home, Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive, their treasured bathtub improbably in tow, in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. From the first optimistic moments after their arrival, to the film's final haunting scene at sea, Hollow Land captures the state of being displaced, whether by circumstance or by choice.



03. MIGRATIONS, 4' (Premier)

France, 1998

Directed by: Constantin Chamski

Screenplay: Constantin Chamski

Animation: Constantin Chamski

Technique: 3D Computer animation

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, H. Van den Budenmayer

Production: SUPINFOCOM

Dialogue: None


Imposing, austere gray buildings dominate a skyline; all is silent except for the wind. The only signs of life or movement anywhere are flocks of geese, flying in V formation across the sky. A statue of a winged man high on one of the buildings stirs, pulling away from his stone mount. Strains of Van Den Budenmayer's "Concerto en Sí" fill the air. The statue moves his wings and flies from the building, seemingly determined to join the geese. But the structure itself has other ideas: will freedom take flight or will it be crushed?




France, 1995

Directed by: Youri Tcherenkov

Screenplay: Youri Tcherenkov

Animation: Υouri Tcherenkov, Jean-Charles Mouveaux, Zoya Trofimova

Technique: Drawings on paper

Music: Serge Besset

Production: Folimage

Dialogue: None


The adventures of a bird who, when winter approaches, has to fly to warmer climbs.



05. BLACK SOUL, 9' (Premier)

Canada, 2002 

Directed by: Martine Chartrand

Screenplay: Martine Chartrand

Animation: Martine Chartrand

Technique: 2D animation, Drawings on paper

Music: Oliver Jones, Lilison T.S. Cordeiro

Production: National Film Board of Canada

Dialogues: None


This 2002 animated film by Haitian Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand takes us through Black history as a young boy hears stories from his grandmother. The gorgeous and bold images show scenes of village life, history of cultures on the African continent, the corruption and evil of slavery, work in the cotton fields, Emancipation, Industrial Revolution, fighting in world wars and the civil rights movement. It’s a beautiful, moving and graceful piece of art that tells history with a simple directness that gives the film immense power. It seems to have been animated by using a paint on glass technique in which certain parts of the image are erased and repainted to create frame by frame motion. 


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