Remembering Maria

ANIMATION | ILLUSTRATION | SOUND

CHALLENGE

How can Glasgow Woman’s Library pay tribute to ‘forgotten’ author Maria Firmina dos Reis?

SOLUTION

By taking inspiration from her quote

“It is horrible to remember that human creatures treat their fellow human men like this”

the setting of a timeless classroom shows dos Reis’ relevancy & importance in contemporary education.

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colour palette inspired by traditional Brazilian artworks

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THE DETAILS

There is limited information available about the life and legacy of Maria Firmina dos Reis—the first published Afro-Brazilian female author. However through subtle details hidden within the scene, this animation is rich in references, such as the Azulejo tiles from her hometown of São Luís.

The calming nature of this cyclical animation will hopefully encourage repeated viewing, and spark peoples interest to find out more about this revolutionary writer & educator.

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