BAFTA Short Animation: Abuelas

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

“In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild…” an innocuous beginning to an animated testimonial of a woman who is forced to wait for over 30 years to be a grandmother owing to the traumatic ramifications of the dictatorship which ran Argentina until 1983. Abuelas is a documentary, directed by the Iranian-born Afarin Eghbal that uses animation as a device to describe the issues of memory and loss with extraordinary explanatory and creative effect. See the other contenders here.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.