“To This Day”: The Power of Storytelling to Shake Our Senses and Serve a Cause
Animation has become a privileged medium to adapt “arduous” texts, such as poems, and to talk about delicate subjects, especially when it comes to childhood and its related traumas.
Take a moment to watch ‘To This Day‘, a six minute animation and the result of a collaboration between several animators and motion artists to visually interpret Shane Koyczan‘s poem. Koyczan’s text tells the story of three kids victim of their difference, mistreated, ignored and persecuted by other kids and/or adults. A voice with a growing rage narrates the childhood memories as the pain unfolds.
The collective work blends perfectly to support Koyczan’s poem and serve the anti-bullying cause. It seems like all the visual technic available were used to tell this heavy tale, adding to the intensity of the experience: it’s a pleasure of the eyes and a torture of the soul, an intense mix that can’t leave you neutral. And this is what storytelling is about, not leaving us neutral.
To This Day tells a powerful story for the senses that I believe is worth watching, sharing and talking about:
thanks to @conigs