In their graduation short, Liron Narunsky and Oved Poran depict a prehistoric gathering to say farewell to the shaman of the tribe. The old woman shares some final advice and knowledge to the tribe, to the chief and to her successor. The use of several stop motion techniques makes this short full of textures and gives it the gravitas of the moment its showing.
So between puppets (with faces that look like anthropological mummies), claymation, found object animation and even pixilation, this is a really beautifull short.
“A spiritual leader of a primitive tribe is on her deathbed. She bids farewell to her tribe in a mystical ritual and is interred in a ceremonial burial preceded by a feast in her honor. This short film is an artistic reconstruction based on real prehistoric findings from the Chilazon cave in the Galilee, Israel.”