“A diary of a Portuguese family from Belmonte during Christmas time, from the director’s sketchbook.”
Graduation film by Laura Gonçalves made in the MA program the Arts University College of Bournemouth:
The film is an experimental animated short in the form of an animated diary about my Christmas vacations in Portugal, using the sound recordings and sketches made at that time. It is a personal story that emphasizes the family bonds. Using my sketchbook drawings as a reference and my family as the subject, this film follows a diaristic format, showing several situations and events that are part of my routine in Belmonte. My research evolved around documenting personal stories, diary and autobiography, memory, and trauma.