Archive for December, 2013

Black Soul (2002)

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 by dpallee


Black Soul is a powerful, expressive animated short film by Haitian Canadian artist Martine Chartrand that I applaud for both content and presentation. The piece is just over nine minutes in length and manages to brilliantly depict Black history from various viewpoints of African men, women and children. The art is constructed and animated using the paint on glass technique and enhanced with a rich soundtrack that includes traditional African rhythms, gospel and jazz music. This short movie was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and won several awards, including best short film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Take a moment and visit this link to watch the short film and I think you will be pleased with this wonderful short film.