With support from Wales Arts International, our Film Development Workers Tracy Pallant and Amy Peckham travelled with Gerald Conn from Cinetig to work with Gem TV and Gem Art on a 2 week animation project in Ethiopia.
Animation is a relatively new art form in Ethiopia and its popularity is growing. In the project Gerald taught the group skills in drawing and sand animation. Addis Life focuses on Chaos Junction, a famous landmark in Addis Ababa where school children, street sellers, buses, trains, cows, sheep and shoe-shine boys compete for space, and run the gauntlet from one side of the road to the other.
After the project Gem TV were left with a laptop and animation software so they could continue to develop their skills and produce more animated films using original artwork made by Gem Art artists.
A short animation made with our partners Gem TV from Ethiopia.