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Animated Documentaries (15*) (International Competition 6) + ScreenTalk

London International Animation Festival 2019

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The backbone of the whole LIAF mission.

Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth.

This programme features true life stories including a teenager coming to terms with anorexia, the impact of abusive parental relationships and being a woman growing up in China, a young man attempting to unravel the state of mind of his late alcoholic father through the poems he left behind, a loving depiction of a lingerie factory in Manchester and how the only natural lake in Texas is being threatened by an invasive species of floating fern: giant salvinia.

There is an onstage discussion with filmmakers including Rory Waudby-Tolley, Jocie Juritz, Catriona Black and Freddie Griffiths.

 

Programme

There's Something in the Water
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia.
UK 2019 Dir Rory Waudby-Tolley 8 min

Amputee Undefined
The troublesome aspects of being an amputee. However, having one foot can actually create more opportunities than it takes away.
UK 2019 Dir Sophie Kamlish 2 min

My Dad's Name was Huw. He was an Alcoholic Poet.
An attempt to unravel the state of mind of the filmmakers late alcoholic father, through the poems he left behind.
UK 2019 Dir Freddie Griffiths 8 min

Conception - Why I Won't Teach My Son Black Codes 
Her child is just 1, but she knows soon he will be perceived as a “big black boy.” Can she overcome the systems she feels are in place to oppress her young son?
UK 2018 Dir Jocie Juritz 4 min

My Troubled Mind – Jack
A teenager, Jack, talks about his eating disorder and how it affects his mental health and relationships with friends and family at home and at school.
UK 2019 Dir  Salvador Maldonado 6 min

You are at the Bottom of my Mind
For 100 years the communities of Lewis and Harris have suffered a silent grief. 100 years since HMY Iolaire hit the infamous rocks, the Beasts of Holm, on its way in to Stornoway Harbour.
UK 2018 Dir Catriona Black 6 min
 

A Strange Trial
A film about hunting that is against hunting – even though the filmmaker comes from a family of hunters!
Switzerland 2018 Dir Marcel Barelli 10 min

Umbilical
An intimate and honest conversation between mother and daughter reflecting on the impact of abusive parental relationships and being a woman growing up in China.
US 2019 Dir Danski Tang 7 min

Apart
A portrait of three young people who had to grown up too soon. They have all shared the same experience - when they were teenagers, one of their parents died.
Czech Republic 2018 Dir Diana Cam Van Nguyen 10 min

Esperanca
Fifteen-year-old Esperança has just arrived from Angola with her mother. At Amiens railway station, they don't know where to sleep and try to find someone to help them.
France 2019 Dir Cécile Rousset/Benjamin Serero/Jeanne Paturle 5 min

Bloomers
The story of a lingerie factory in Manchester. Workers recount the history of Headen & Quarmby, UK manufacturing, and traditions of making.
UK 2019 Dir Samantha Moore 10 min

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