Friday, August 28, 2009

The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these...

This animated short film made me smile (and laugh out loud). I love the originality of the concept: a 1960s audio recording (in Ireland) combined with stories from the Bible done in animation. The young storytellers definitely steal the show.

“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.” - monsterdistributes on YouTube. Hat tip to the Aggie Catholics blog.

Give Up Yer Aul Sins

John the Baptist:

The Annunciation, Visitation and birth of John the Baptist:

The Birth of Jesus:

The Story of Lazarus:

Making the Blind See:

The Death of Jesus:

The Story of St. Patrick:

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