What Makes Me Me? And Other Interesting Questions screens on BBC

Posted on February 18th, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on What Makes Me Me? And Other Interesting Questions screens on BBC

What Makes Me Me? And Other Interesting Questions is a humorous and engaging series of short films voiced by Robert Webb, exploring fundamental philosophical concepts through everyday questions that children ask, and adults often struggle to answer.

Using a combination of beautifully animated parables and live-action discussions with children, the series asks questions like, ‘What’s fair?’; ‘Why should I be good?’ and ‘What makes me, me?’. Aimed at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7 – 11) and adapted from stories from Jason Buckley (The Philosophy Man) and Peter Worley’s The If Machine, these films artfully lead children through practical, philosophical journeys where they are encouraged to think laterally and creatively.

The animated stories explore concepts such as morality, identity, perception and equality, linking them to topics of study in the curriculum and also to themes and subject matter relevant to young people. … Read More »

Seeking Refuge Wins A BAFTA

Posted on November 26th, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on Seeking Refuge Wins A BAFTA

26th November 2012: Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that Seeking Refuge won a BAFTA Children’s Award at last night’s ceremony.

Seeking Refuge is a series of short animated documentaries portraying the experiences of young refugees living in the UK, told by the children themselves.

The series won in the Primary Learning category. On collecting the award, producer/ director Andy Glynne thanked the children for sharing their stories.

The films are available to view on BBC Learning’s Class Clips.

Find out more in Our Films.

Seeking Refuge

Posted on June 11th, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge is a series of animated documentaries for BBC exploring the experiences of young refugees living in the UK. Using the testimonies of five young people we worked with animators to tell their story visually. Mosaic Films have a unique reputation for innovating the use of animation and documentary together. The films form a key part of Refugee Week in June 2012, and in schools across the UK.

Each of these films tells of the experiences of five young refugees and asylum seekers who are living in the UK. We hear from ten year old Ali from Afghanistan, who fled the country with his grandmother yet leaving behind his parents. Ali describes the pain of separation as well as his experiences adjusting to life in the UK. Ten year old Hamid from Eritrea had to flee his country and describes … Read More »

Undermining Justice screens on Al Jazeera’s People and Power Strand

Posted on April 30th, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on Undermining Justice screens on Al Jazeera’s People and Power Strand

Mosaic Films’ latest documentary screens this week on Al Jazeera International as part of its People and Power strand.

Peru: Undermining Justice is a film about corporate greed, and the sophisticated ways multinational companies avert justice.

Conflicts between mining companies and local communities have exploded across the world in recent times, as often remote societies are forced to accept mining projects they fear will destroy their environment and livelihoods. This is the story of one such mining company, and a group of local Peruvians who have tried everything to stop their livelihood being destroyed, with disastrous consequences.

The programme screens for one week on Al Jazeera (in the UK on Sky Digital, Channel 514/ Freesat, Channel, 203/ Freeview, Channel 89) at the following times:

Wednesday, May 2: 1930 DC, 0630 KL, 0130 Doha, 2330 GMT
Thursday May 3, 0630 DC, 1730 KL, 1230 Doha, 1030 … Read More »

Norwich School of Artists

Posted on April 23rd, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on Norwich School of Artists

Mosaic Films has produced two films for the re-hang of the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery’s Norwich School collection. These two short films trace the story of the Norwich School of Artists and their impact on British art, as the first regional art movement in the UK. We will also be exploring the role of the Norfolk landscape in shaping the artists’ work.

The films focus on the life and work of the movement’s major figures John Sell Cotman and John Crome and look in depth at their most famous artworks. The films also explore the ways in which the artists who were part of the School, from Joseph Stannard to James Stark, depict the beautiful Norfolk landscape.

The films will be screened in the recently re-hung Cotman gallery and will also be available online.

For more information see Our Films.


Hackney Life

Posted on January 25th, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on Hackney Life

What does Hackney Life mean to you?

Show the world what the real Hackney is like

Deadline extended: Submit by midnight on Friday 30th March 2012

People of Hackney!

What does Hackney mean to you?
What do you want the rest of the world to know about Hackney?
What’s your favourite place or person in Hackney and why?
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Hackney today?

We want you to record your view of the area and upload it via YouTube for the chance to be part of a film that will be screened in summer 2012.

This film is all about exploring what’s unique about life in Hackney today, and the only people who can really do that is you, the Hackney community.

Film your contribution and upload it to YouTube by midnight on 30th March 2012 for the chance to be included.

Plus: Are you the … Read More »

What does Hackney Life Mean to You?

Posted on December 1st, by mosaicfilms in News. Comments Off on What does Hackney Life Mean to You?

Help us show the real Hackney in film

Mosaic Films is working with Hackney Museum to create a user-generated short documentary from material uploaded to YouTube by members of the Hackney community.

The film will explore the unique nature of life in Hackney today and the momentous change the borough is experiencing in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We want you, the Hackney community, to help us create an authentic portrait of life in Hackney by telling us what you want the film to explore. What are the big talking points, the unseen or under-celebrated parts of life in Hackney today?

Your answers to these questions will shape the brief that we will release in January 2012, inviting video submissions from across the borough.

We are holding two open sessions, one for young people (under 21) on Thursday 1st December … Read More »

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