P. Halstead & A. Phillips: Peace One Day

The seventh film to be released via Cartoon Brew's 3rd annual Student Animation Festival is 'Peace One Day' by Phoebe Halstead and Angie Phillips of London’s Kingston University. The film was made in support of the non-profit organization 'Peace One Day', to raise awareness for The International Day of Peace on September 21st. 'Peace One Day' is a charity which promotes and creates a day of global cease fire as the first step towards world peace. Animation is the perfect medium for such an international message as it transcends all language barriers.

The film-makers collaborative approach towards the animation process reflects the sentiment of the films message. In the film we see two people battle each other as civilizations are built and torn down around them. Sometimes the characters appear abstract, other times we can pick out recognisable uniforms and even historical figures as the combatants wrestle at a frenzied pace. Eventually there is peace and the two characters come together in harmony.

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