World Premiere


| Germany, Nepal, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan R.O.C. | 23 MINUTES | English, Nepali
Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Journalism

How does a language fall asleep, and what does it take to awaken one? Kusunda shaman Lil Bahadur has forgotten his indigenous mother tongue. His granddaughter, Hema, wants to revive it.

Cast & Credits
Project Creator
Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
Key Collaborator
Gyani Maiya Kusunda, Hema Kusunda, Lil Bahadur Kusunda
Project Creators
Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
Key Collaborators
Gyani Maiya Kusunda, Hema Kusunda, Lil Bahadur Kusunda
Co-producers (INVR):
Sönke Kirchhof
Executive Producer
René Pinnell
Co-producers (FASAD)
Emma Creed, Aliki Tsakoumi
Associate Producer
Mia von Kolpakow
Co-producers (Poké Poké)
Kuan-Yuan Lai
Art Director, Design & Animation
Moritz Mayerhofer
Volumetric Video Post-production (INVR)
Jessica Zippel
Photogrammetry Post-processing (realities.io)
Azad Balabanian
Motion capture
Immersive Arts Space, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
Technical Director & Animation Assistant
Henning Schild
Sound and Implementation (We Are Machine Media)
David Segal, Joakim Johansson
Sound Design & Org. Music
Mads Michelsen
Line Producers (Nepal)
Deepak Tolange, Sudeep Bhaju
Gyani Maiya Kusunda, Hema Kusunda, Lil Bahadur Kusunda
Art Director
Moritz Mayerhofer
Lead Developer
Tobias Wehrun

Press Contact
Nicole Kerr
Jersey city , New Jersey 90027
Phone: +1 706 577 3287

2021 Award Winner. See the full list of 2021 Award Winners here.


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