Animated War

This short video by Douleurs Sans Frontières elegantly captures the nature of the war experience in occupied Palestine.

The surge in French production of Western European animation has been impressive in the past few years. The animation is certainly taking a lot from the rich history of illustration present in Western European graphic novels and is a distinct style from the other dominant schools coming out of the US and Japan.

French animation seems to have a heavier, earthy colour palette and the motion of bodies has an edge to it when compared to US animation. I understand that some of the sharpness or jaggedness is a result of the limitations of computer animation but there seems to be an underlying difference in the philosophy of motion and light. I think that animation from the US is influenced by the exaggerated movements present in comic theatre while the French take from dramatic theatre.

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  1. January 31, 2009 at 8:36 am

    What does the graphic at the end say in English?

  2. i.k.o
    January 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Some of us only know pain.
    Lets do our best to put an end to it.

    Douleurs sans frontières = Pain without borders

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