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25th Animation Division Jury Selections

Les larmes de la Seine

Animated short film

Yanis BELAID / Eliott BENARD / Nicolas MAYEUR / Etienne MOULIN / Hadrien PINOT[France]


On October 17, 1961, Algerian workers gathered outside at night to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Paris Police Prefecture on Algerians. The work depicts an event in which a police crackdown reportedly resulted in the deaths of many people, with some thrown into the Seine River. By employing a depiction style in which a demonstration participant records the event using a hand-held camera, the work invites the viewers to relive the event.