I used to worked with teens on a family archaeology project that had them digging into their past through family artifacts… not just those dull birth, death, and marriage certificates either. They asked questions about objects on a shelf, some old bling in the jewelry box, or those mysterious relics hidden in the basement. With just a few probing questions, the family tales poured out. Some 0ffered a bit of scandal, some revealed harder times, and others told a story of true love.
The film Irish Folk Furniture does a bit of that… it asks questions about the old furniture rotting in the back shed. It’s not trying to be a documentary, it’s just taking a moment to tell a little story… simple, beautiful, and charming.
The eight minute film just won best short animation at the Sundance Film Festival. Sit back and enjoy this one…
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