Buenos Aires, Argentina-based studio Buda has brought together a long list of South American animation artists for a collaborative short film celebrating mate, an herbal drink popular throughout the region that’s an important part of its cultural identity.
Mate is present in most people’s lives across multiple countries in Latin America and drinking it serves as an opportunity to connect and spend time with loved ones. That’s the reason why Buda principals Martín Dasnoy and Dalmiro Buigues wanted to use it as the central element for a project that would unite the diverse styles and idiosyncratic voices of various artists they admire.
The piece — Mate? — can be seen below. For English subtitles, press the CC button: