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World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 29 May - 3 June 2012
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 29 May - 3 June 2012
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Abuelas / Grandmothers

Student competition 3

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Abuelas / Grandmothers


Afarin Eghbal

United Kingdom / 2011 / 9' 16''



Projections


Wednesday, 30. 05.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 11:00 h
Friday, 01. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 18:00 h


Synopsis


In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean she is forced to wait over 30 years. Abuelasexplores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla's military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83, whereby an estimated 30,000 men, women and children, 'disappeared'.

Afarin Eghbal


Iranian-born, Afarin moved to London as a baby with her family following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She graduated with First-Class Honours in BA Graphic Design from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College in 2007, and with MA Animation-Direction from the National Film & Television School, with her graduation film, Abuelas. She aims to continue to bridge the gap between animation and documentary, using mixed-media techniques to explore complex social and political issues through non-polemic narrative.

 

Director

Afarin Eghbal


Production

National Film & Television School


Screenplay

Afarin Eghbal, Francesca Gadiner


Storyboard

Afarin Eghbal


Compositing

Belgin Kaplan


Sound

Nikola Zivojinovic


Music

Lennert Busch


categories

Student competition 3