A short animated film about the Gwangju uprising. A revolution in a city in South Korea, where protests are silenced by national media. Demonstrators raped, brutally beaten down and shot by military forces. Students claiming for democracy are being killed like insects. Isolation, blood, silence… disappearing friends, relatives staring expressionlessly, caught in their impotence to intervene… Corpses, life-less flesh… Lots of dead bodies and sounds of sticks hitting the protesters until their bodies collapse motionlessly, exhaling the last breath of life.
Another failed revolution.
The filming technique is a mix of stop-motion animation and a live camera technique Karla Kracht has developed over the last decade. Usually she makes movies in real-time, where the audience can experience live how the film is made, whilst watching the film on a big screen. On stage, she is filming her handmade objects, sets and figures, whilst projecting them onto a big screen at the same moment.
IDEA, ANIMATION, PUPPETS, SET DESIGN, CAMERA, SOUND DESIGN,
This film was commissioned by Choin Theatre Company in Seoul, for screening during their stage play about the Gwangju Uprising.
The full film (07:03min duration) can be ordered on request. Please get in touch for more details.