Iria Lopez: Jamón

Spanish born freelance animator & illustrator Iria Lopez graduated from the MA course in Animation Direction at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, in 2012 with this gorgeously hand-drawn animated short, titled 'Jamón'.

'Jamón' ('Ham') abstractly tackles the subject of social acceptance. Drawing directly from her own experiences as a young vegetarian (some of the dialogue is inspired by her own mothers comments at the dinner table) they story is told through José, a lone teenage pig living in a pork-obsessed Spanish town. José is the only pig in his town, but one day a new neighbour moves in, and José is confronted with who he really is and the townsfolk's attitude toward his kind!

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