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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


Black tape’ explores the theme of domination. In an entangled tango, the victim and victimizer dance, occupying the frame and the space between brushstrokes.

Original Title Black tape
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 3'
Production Year 2014
Nationality Palestine
Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot
Screenplay Michelle and Uri Kranot
Produced by Michelle Kranot

Uri KranotUri Kranot, Michelle Kranot

Much like the characters in Hollow Land, independent filmmakers and animators Michelle and Uri Kranot are very well-travelled. They have worked together for more than a decade, creating films that have been co-produced by studios in Israel, France, the Netherlands and Denmark. They are currently both teaching animation at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. The Kranots have worked with various animation techniques—from 2-D computer animation to paper cut-outs and pixilation—and have won numerous awards for their films. THE HEART OF AMOS KLEIN (2008), a look back at Israeli Michelle Kranothistory through the life of one man, won nine international awards. GOD ON OUR SIDE (2005), a film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict inspired by Picasso’s Guernica, took home awards from ASIFA ((International Animated Film Society) and a half-dozen festivals; while 2010’s animated documentary WHITE TAPE screened at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival. HOLLOW LAND is their fourth collaboration and has been screened in Giffoni 2013. BLACK TAPE (2014) is based on news and documentary footage, exploring the implications of life under occupation. It is the second part of a trilogy starting with WHITE TAPE (2010).

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