©Han Han LI

16th Animation Division Jury Selections

108 prayer beads

Animated short film

LI Han Han [China]


The inspirat ion for this short animation comes from a summer spent in Dunhuang, Lhasa and Kathmandu. Chaos rules, but things evolve. The seed of enlightenment is embedded in everyone. This is a complex, magical revisitation of East Asian spiritual iconography, as a way of exploring the cyclical nature of life and death, oneness, balance, and the Buddhist version of the Islamic and Catholic rosary, 108 prayer beads.