The Other Side of the Volcano (1995) [Short]

Philippines (MIFF 1997 , Animation)
Director: Ellen Ramos

This paint-on-glass animation from the Philippines tells the story of a village destroyed by volcano and the people's struggle to hold on to happiness. With a lush overlay of colour and natural form, and despite the seemingly tragic narrative, this is a joyful use of this painstaking medium. There is a grace here, a natural interplay of people and the environment, that yields a flowing and ultimately, very human film.

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