my talk at TEDxKhartoum: Promoting Sudan, the role of local-content animation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymfu39buDA&feature=share

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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymfu39buDA&feature=share]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymfu39buDA&feature=shareHere’s the link, Amin. It was nice to see you and get to know you better. I enjoyed your talk and the points you made. Very interesting!

That was a very good talk, Amin. I know a handful of people who’ve given TED talks and it’s not easy to get to the heart of the matter and STILL inspire the audience to imagine the possibilities. Some get speech writers to help; that’s how valuable that podium time is to them. I enjoyed/appreciated the dilemma you thought you faced with fairy tales. Creating new stories that are organic is SO worthwhile. I’m curious, though. Is it your intention to promote the Sudan? Or to inspire, to set light in motion?Either way, I wish you nothing but a bigger, more influential voice. If you ever need help, I hope you’ll ask for assistance here.

Awesome talk Amin! Thanks for sharingI’m definitely set out to find a copy of “Stories from the Sands of Africa” now…On the European folktale side, you might be interested in The Science of FairyTales: [url=http://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/sft/index.htm]http://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/sft/index.htmIt traces the common threads that run through folktales and how they’ve changed over the years (unfortunately, it mainly just focuses on European folktales – but, still, it is very good).From what I’ve seen - folktales from all around the world have similar universal themes - but the ways in which these themes are expressed can be hugely different (and really amazing).Anyway-- always looking forward to your next film,Thanks,–Ross

hey everyone, thank you so much :slight_smile: and apologies for taking so long to come back to this…Scaryfairy, Tartar Studio, well Studio is a big word but when i say that i mean my laptop, my tablet and Animate btw, but it’s pretty much all you need to make animation in this digital era isn’t it? anyway, Tartar was founded to promote Sudan and serve maybe in the future as a hub for aspiring animators. As indeed most of the stuff on Sudan in the media is negative. the positive side of Sudan, its culture and people have been as i said in the talk way overshadowed. a humble initiative i suppose that maybe would help to reverse that. it’s non profit because i didn’t want any client/producer dictating/censoring the content.Lilly, that makes sense. while reading “Stories from the sands of Africa” i was stumped by the horrific scenes in it. but looking at differently now, this book value is as well in how it documents earlier lifestyles and how it preserves these stories. Rossk, thank you for the link, will definitely check it out. you’re right about the similar themes. not only that, but stories as well cross borders. The Grimm brothers were set to include only German tales but at one point they had to decide whether to include one story or not (i don’t remember now which one that was) because they thought it wasn’t German, eventually they did because they said it was “originally” German.thank you Zeb

This was such a great talk! I’m so inspired by the work that you are doing, and I’m so glad that we’ve been able to watch the evolution here on the forums.

I can totally relate to the dilemma with fairy tales. I actually went back and read and analyzed the original Grimm’s fairy tales, which as you know are quite violent as well. It’s interesting to see how our cultures have evolved over the years. I think perhaps it wasn’t necessarily that such fairy tales were intended only for adults, but maybe also that the world that people lived in was a harsh world, and children were scared into behaving properly. We live in such a different world now, where we nurture and protect our children until quite an advanced age. A better world!

I look forward to seeing the works that you produce in the future, and creating local content is so key. I love the message of empowering your own culture through media.

~Lilly