Winner of the 2nd place at MICRO Festival, Madrid, 2020.
Shame is an animated documentary about abuse in Spanish catholic schools from the 60s, based on my father’s experience.
What I did to make this film, was talking about this subject with my father while recording everything he said. I decided to use hand drawn with pencil animation technique because the facts unfold in a school, and the naive style of the main character creates an important contrast between the toughness of the treated subject and the innocence of a child. My intention was to use as little digital resources as posible so it looks more real and handmade, so I tried to add the objects at the same time as I filmed the drawings at the rostroom when possible.
This is a very personal story, that I hope makes people think about the Church’s role in these kinds of situations and in our society in general; and, hopefully, give some strength to the victims that feel ready to speak.