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Copyright © 2009 Emantras Mlab

Music Binds All

Two pages of a book have a painting, the paintings are from different art styles. The 'Warli' art style shows the human and its society, the playfulness and social formations, gathering and interactions, while the second page depicts 'Gond' art style explaining the nature and its detailing, its vibrations and colorfulness.

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This animation film attempts to fuse two varied Indian tribal art styles with music as a link between them. It uses sand animation boil as its background, and also uses stop motion technique in its some shots.

The concept elucidates the solution by showing a social gathering of people, the music created by the people attracts the nature and environment metaphorically explain the connection between human and nature is through musical vibration, it's the beats of music has power to reinforce the relation. Both the styles are animated in flash and this animation is unique as paintings here animate and explain the concepts behind them.
tribal art warli gond india


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Copyright © 2009 Emantras Mlab

Previous screenings

Kol Katha Animation Film Festival | 2009
26 Feb | Kolkata, India
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
8 Jun – 13 Jun | Annecy, France
28 Aug – 31 Aug | Ladakh, India
Krok: International Animated Film Festival
28 Sep – 7 Oct | Russia
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Lubbock, United States
Voix d'Etoiles | 2009
29 Oct – 1 Nov | Port Leucate, France

Latest press reviews/articles

Music Binds All
10 Aug 2009 | wikipedia
Emantras’ films screened at the IFFLA; Develops stop motion film for elections
8 May 2009 | Ramya Shankaranarayanan |
4 Indian entries nominated for Annecy 09
16 Mar 2009 | Amrita Valecha |
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