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"Preetha's Poem" - Stop Motion Trailer for Nextflix's Documentary "Daughters of Destiny"

“I am who I am because of her,” – begins the narration of the short film Preetha's Poem – the trailer for the recently released, four-part Netflix documentary, Daughters of Destiny.

The New York Times describes the film as “a celebration of a pioneering school for the children of Dalits, members of the lowest group in the oppressive caste system that still shapes Indian society.”
“Preetha’s Poem” features a glimpse of this struggle as the author of the poem and one of the documentary’s protagonists, a girl named Preetha, describes the pain and struggle in and throughout her and her mother’s lives.
“I come from the dull brown of my mother’s eyes watching over me while my eyes see darkness, Her warmth throwing me back into reality.”
The stop motion visual accompaniment for the poem is just as eloquent and equally touching as the words themselves. It features the central characters in the poem – Preetha and her mother –  as well as several sets, all of which are beautifully crafted from p…

Interview with Florian Guillaume, Co-Director of "Magic Shoe: Episode 3"

The London-based rock band El Deymahas begun to release via their YouTube channel a series of serialized multi-media music videos entitled “The Magic Shoe,” in which each instalment features one of their songs.
Each episode features a different cinematographic technique, so far having explored both live action and two styles of stop motion. Each video features the next chapter in an on-going narrative about a red shoe’s search for his twin, beginning – in episode one – in the bedroom of it’s owner, before the shoe eventually hits the streets of London in its quest, which is where the second episode – a live action piece – begins. The third episode, which is this week’s Stop Motion Geek “pick of the week,” follows the shoe’s exploits through a surreal, collage-style, stop-motion version of Venice, the soundtrack to which is the band’s song “Dino Monkey.”
The original idea for the “Magic Shoe” series (originally conceived for what became episode one, featuring El Deyma’s song, “Odd-O-Mati…