Year: 2019

»As an artist I have a voice …«

An interview with the Dutch animation artist Anna Eijsbouts. Last year, her film »Hate For Sale« won the Audience Award at the Weimar Poetry Film Festival and the ZEBRA Award for Tolerance. Anna tells us about how she became an animation director and gives us an insight into the making of her poetry film. Aline Helmcke: Your animated short film »Hate For Sale« investigates what makes hate so tempting to the human kind. This film seems very relevant in a time where we have to deal with the fact that hatred is growing to a frightening extent in our society. Was there a specific incident or personal event that made you choose this topic for your film? Anna Eijsbouts: Well, it just felt like the world as a whole was going down a spiral: Trump, the refugee crisis, women’s rights being questioned and taken away worldwide, democracy being tainted by extremely subjective news sources. As an artist I have a voice and in the words of Nina Simone a duty, so I knew that the …