Children of Lir is an animation made entirely from still photographs from the LIFE Magazine archives. It combines an Irish tale of children set adrift as swans with the tragic poisoning of water in Flint and other American communities. An impressive flicker creates a sense of depth and motion to the picture sequences.
The other films shown within Living Archive
Flight PathsRobert Todd IFFR 2017 12′
Shot from the perspective of an avian observer, Robert Todd’s camera traces pathways and patterns that exist on the street but to which we rarely pay any attention.
The I MineEmilio Moreno IFFR 2017 27′
Experimental narrative connects South African paleoanthropologists and diamond miners digging for items of value with a narrator thoroughly investigating personal histories and the act of storytelling.
025 Sunset RedLaida Lertxundi IFFR 2017 14′
Red colours the Californian landscape; red is the blood that flows and leaves a trail to the Basque Country. "Everything of value is defenceless."
The Colour of His HairIFFR 2017 21′
Drama and documentary merge in an impressionistic meditation on outlawed queer life and the struggle for gay rights in the UK in the 1960s.