Wednesday, January 21 at the Cinema Nuovo Eden in Brescia (5:30pm and 9:00pm), a double appointment with “Cartoni animati in corsia al cinema!”, an initiative promoted by Associazione Avisco – Audiovisivo Scolastico and dedicated to animated films made by children from the wards of the Brescia Children’s Hospital.
The closing event of project, now in its fourth edition, consists in the screening of the films in the presence of the authors and their families, the teachers of the hospital school and the medical and paramedical personnel: a unique opportunity to watch the 12 films created during the 2015 workshop by 155 young patients.
During the evening, Bergamo Film Meeting will offer, as a preview of the Kino Club section, a screening of the short film
Le vélo de l’éléphant (The Elephant and The Bicycle) by Russian animator Olesya Shchukina, produced by Folimage Studio and La Boite … productions (France, 2014, 9 ’04’ ‘).
An elephant lives and works as a street cleaner in a small town. One day he is attracted by the advertisement of a red bicycle, which seems to be tailor-made for its size. From that day on, the elephant will have only one thing in mind: riding that bicycle!
Cartoons in wards is a project by Avisco Association in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Brescia and it consists in offering to hospitalized children and youngsters, the opportunity to attend animation workshops in order to create their own cartoon using stop motion technique.
The Bill of rights of little girls and boys in hospital establishes that every sick child or adolescent has the right to receive an education. Furthermore, it is important and desirable to offer them the opportunity to attend non-formal education courses to bring them closer to art and culture, also using new technologies.
The audiovisual workshop is structured in order to create a exciting work area that can bring out the potentiality of young people through experiences designed to increase self-esteem, operating and expressive success and personal gratification.
Pediatric departments involved in the project
For further information: CARTONIANIMATIINCORSIA.ORG