What better way to highlight social issues for kids than through animation? And the international Big Small People project has done just that. Those behind the initiative were at Animated Exeter to talk about what they did and whether creativity can affect social change.
And can it? Well, yes. Er, possibly. It certainly made an impact on the filmmakers and the group of teachers which organised this reflection on the 52 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Now, with the backing of UNESCO, the films just have to get out there. But hey, we here at D+CFilm have already sampled some because we’re that cutting edge.
So, what was the decision about animation and social change? One of the great things about animation is the immediacy of the art form for youngsters, and that it’s open to all age groups – including adults.
And the images can be used in a less explicit way to convey the weight of situations. Okay, so we’re paraphrasing, but this cutting edge discussion went on for a while and you get the drift.
All in all, kudos to those involved in the project, and a real feather in the cap of Animated Exeter for pushing the debate into the open.
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