(8 minutes) Poland/USA
Director/Producer: Daniela Sherer
Do you think people are naturally good or bad? It is the meditation on this question that inspired this hand-drawn and painted, animated documentary film. The story is a memory of an 83-year-old woman recalling a particular night in 1941 in Krakow, Poland, when she was 17-years-old. It was on this night, amidst the terrible days of the Holocaust and World War II, that she experienced interactions with strangers that manifested both the worst and best in people.
Daniela Sherer is an animator from Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2009, Daniela graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in animation and digital arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her award-winning graduation film, Overnight Stay, has been screened in over twenty festivals worldwide. She has since been creating animation for projects, which range from short animated films to live-action documentaries. In 2011 she will begin her postgraduate studies in animation at the Royal College of Art in London.
Web site: www.danielasherer.com