In a period of cultural, economic and political change, this web-series, designed and written by the Toulouse Natural History Museum, offers a human, scientific and contemporary insight into Amerindians in Amazonia. OurLes Fées studio played a part in this venture by producing a pilot film called Iny Karajà, the people of the great river.
To complete the story and add a graphical dimension to the videos made by men and women from different Amazonian communities, the museum, in Toulouse, and Les Fées Spéciales added some animation. Sketches are a universal concept. They are simple, yet meaningful and poetic wherever you are in the world. They help discover myths and social or environmental issues without falling prey to hyperrealism that would be insincere or inappropriate.
The combination of techniques and media strikes a chord with the diversity of modern worlds. This also makes the dialogue more conducive to learn about other people.
Like a travel journal, it captures situations as they really are. Animated sketches retain their meaning and appeal to the audience’s imagination. The colours used have an ambassadorial role and the palette has been carefully chosen to complement the subjects featured in the film. The hues add warmth and comfort to the words.
Learn, understand, protect.
This new approach embodies the power and charm of this web-series which you can support and discover at www.oka-amazonie.fr. You can also see the fantastic exhibition, Oka Amazonie at the Museum in Toulouse.
Production : Museum d’histoire Naturelle de Toulouse
Screenplay and conception : Isabelle Fougère, Sylviane Bonvin Pochstein, Maud Dahlem
Scientific officers : Nathalie Petesch, Sylviane Bonvin Pochstein
Legal and financial arrangements : Isabel Nottaris
Production coordinator : Maud Dahlem
Real pictures : Labé Karajà, Juanahu Karajà, Communauté de Hawalo / Santa Isabel do Morro – Tocantins, Brésil, Serge Guiraud – Jabiru Prod, Montage : Eric Varignon
Satellites pictures : Village Hawalo/Pléiades©CNES 2017 – distribution Airbus DS, Rio Jutai©Airbus DS 2018
3D pictures : IMA Solutions
Director : Eric Serre
Artistic directors : Eric Serre, Marie Saby
Technical director : Flavio Perez
Designs : Léa Cluzel, Eric Serre
2D animators : Léa CLuzel, Duy Kevin Nguyen
Compositing : Guilhem Garcin, Flavio Perez
Editors : Maxime Labate, Eric Serre
Generic : Olivier Jolly, Flavio Perez
Sound composition : Louis-Louise Kay
Sound design et mixage : MARE NOSTRUM Records
Sound engineer : Mathias Dubar
Voices : Rafael Martins, César Da Conceicao Silva