by Friday, May 3, 2013

“Under the three lights of a Colombian stoplight a beautiful circus act becomes a terrifying freak show”
“Bajo las tres luces de un semáforo colombiano, un acto circense se convierte en un terrible show de fenómenos”

Idea & Animation by: Simón Wilches-Castro // Music composed by: Anna Drubich
See the recording session here ( )

Regional Finalist Student Academy Awards 2013
Official Selection Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Adobe First Frame 2013
Official Selection Chilemonos 2013

Due to the ongoing war in the Colombian jungles, many people is forced to flee their rural territories and find refugee in capital cities. Their only mean of acquiring money is to put on shows under the city stoplights. Some dress like clowns or do acrobatics, others spit fire or juggle; and some show the only thing they have left: deformities and amputations in exchange for some sympathy and change.

This is the life of the people who live under a stoplight and the people who watch them.

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