Just like gaps in old photos can be completed with a few strokes, animation also makes it possible in documentaries to fill in gaps and talk about things that cause painful images. In return, animation quietly creeps into the environment, adds charm to images gone yellow or tells stories of home and alienation in unique ways. Reality, with all its urgency, coldness and hope, is not painted over, but newly recognizable.
Florine Paulius / Mina Convers / Baptiste Glévarec / Anne-Sophie Pyvka // France // 2018 // 05:10 min
Bafodé’s application for asylum in France is rejected in strict interpretation of the law. His path to date and the pending decision are brought to life against austere backgrounds.
Alissa Brasington / Liam Campbell / Brian Cawley / Lakota Dodging Horse / Ken Egu / C. Leigh Goldsmith / Haley Hudkins / Hannah Kreiswirth / Kaitlyn Leewing / Sequoyah Madison / Molly Murphy / Patrice Pinardo / Chenglin Xie // United States // 2018 // 04:20 min
Racism in the White House, Colin Kaepernick’s NFL protests, and institutional discrimination lead African-Americans to doubt the founding principles of the USA.