Wednesday, August 24, 2011

From The Mouths of Babes

One of our regular readers, Kevin from Ireland, sent me a link a while back to some wonderful videos from his homeland. The background is below, followed by one of the videos in the seriess.
Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
This series, including the original Oscar-nominated short, from Brown Bag Films is based upon the 1960s recordings of young children telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher. When a film crew arrives at an inner city Dublin National School to record the children, the result is a warm, funny and spontaneous animated documentary, featuring young children telling the story of John the Baptist, The birth of Jesus, the Crucifixion, Saint Patrick and others. Give Up Yer Aul Sins combines simple humour with clever animation to create films with a timeless quality and appeal to a family audience. Give Up Yer Aul Sins has screened in almost 50 film festivals, including The Galway Film Fleadh (where it won Best Animation), Cork Film Festival (Best Irish and Best International Animation), Cartoons on Bay (Special Award for Original Idea), NewYork Comedy Festival, Boston Irish Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.


Jay Anderson said...

I bought the CD on which this is based 10 years ago while visiting Dublin. Adorable.

Atriphonias said...

Are there only 2? I'd love to see more. Well done, & thanks to the children & to the adults who taught them.

Marcel said...

There are more. I will post more tomorrow (Sat). Keep an eye out.