Barney Lee: My Long Walk Around Britain (For HNPP),This Is Dire Times, Dafa Metti (Difficult),Campiglia in quarantine,Who Won the War, Across the Andes, The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva.
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Barney Lee, a 19 year old man, was diagnosed with a relatively unknown condition called Hereditary Neuropathy with liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP). The condition leaves Barney in regular states of paralysis and meant he has been unable to work. To raise funds and awareness, Barney decided to walk the entire coastline of Great Britain.
“I never normally ask for help” – a short film how a social media plea helped a small Welsh business survive lockdown.
Under Paris' glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home.
Far from their loved ones and hounded by the police, each day is a struggle through darkness in the City of Lights.
The inhabitants of Campiglia d'Orcia, a little village in Tuscany (Italy) speak about their life during the recent lockdown due to Covid 19. A project shot entirely with mobile phones.
Who won the war is a short documentary weaving interview, archive and animation to tell the remarkable story of a Hiroshima survivor.
In 1956, orphaned and partially blind, Takashi was invited by the American Government to the United States to “regain his health”. A second grader when the atomic bomb dropped, with six members of his family dead of radiation poisoning, Takashi embarked for the U.S. at 18.
As soon as he landed in California, Takashi realized that he had been identified as an eligible subject for experimentation undertaken by the ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) to understand the effects of intense radioactive energy on the human body.
Takashi's story is different from many other Hiroshima survivors. It is the journey of an angry young man whose misfortunes begin right after the Hiroshima bombing. It's a story of revenge, and acceptance of the past.
Seven years after their father's suicide, siblings Anna and Henrik Dahlbring meet to discuss their father and his impact on their lives.
Kumarajiva (344-413 AD) is a giant in the history of Chinese culture. He is a well-known thinker, Buddhist scholar, philosopher and translator. He translated 35 classics, 294 volumes, including The Great Prajna Sutra, The Essay Prajna Sutra, Saddharmapundarika-sutra(The Lotus Sutra) , and The Diamond Sutra . Without violating the fundamental principles of Buddhism, Kumarajiva is good at using Chinese words, so that his sutra translation are brilliant and vivid. Being elegant and profound, it is an indispensable part of Chinese literature which creates a new realm for Chinese culture. The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva is an animated feature film that uses Kumarajiva's life experience as a clue to outline the history of the magnificent and expansive Silk Road (Qiuci-Liangzhou-Chang’an), showing Kumarajiva’s unique personality charm and indomitable spirit. The art style of the animation is based on the Kizil Grottoes style and color language which have been thoroughly studied and analyzed. At the same time, the chief creators also studied important historical documents such as the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Dunhuang frescoes, and extracted common characteristics and special features from them. After converting the contemporary cultural phenomena to modern modeling languages, they applied them to the creation of animation works.
The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva project won the Animation Project of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Excellence Project in 2017. This project is led by the Visual China Collaborative Innovation Center of China Academy of Art and is jointly created by the School of Film and Animation and the Rock Painting Research Institute. It intends to give full play to the artistic advantages of the School of Fine Arts and integrate the disciplines of fine arts and drama and film. The joint creation takes full advantage of the two disciplines to show the magnificent and legendary life story of the cultural giant Kumarajiva in the form of multimedia animation art, in order to convey the profound, detailed and subtle aesthetic charm of Chinese cultural thoughts, highlight the oriental artistic conception, and strengthen the unique aesthetic characteristics of the Chinese national culture. After going to India, Qiuci, Dunhuang, Xinjiang and other places for investigation and researching, collating, sorting out and compiling the biographies of the main character " Kumarajiva ", the project creators began to concentrate on creating The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva in September 2017 and finally completed it, a nearly 20-minute animation, at the end of 2019. In 2019, the film was selected into "The Great Tide" of the 14th Art Exhibition of Zhejiang Province and the 13th National Art Exhibition – To Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.