Fons Schiedon

Poor us; an animated history of poverty

Poor us; an animated history of poverty
32.5 min of animated sequences for bbc/arte/vpro co-produced film

The feature documentary Poor Us takes the viewer through thousands of years of poverty.

For this film I directed the roughly 32.5 minutes of animation, creating storyboards and concept art, overseeing art direction and animation production. I established a design language that would work with the demanding production parameters and worked closely with the film's director Ben Lewis to translate his story, rooted in historic records, to animated scenes that take obvious liberties while staying true to actual events.