Watch Pablo Neruda’s poem ‘The Me Bird’ as an animation film

To mark World Poetry Day (March 21), watch this beautifully animated film based on the Pablo Neruda poem made by a Brazilian design firm. On Open Culture

The Brazilian design and motion graphics studio, 18bis, creates an animated interpretation of The Me Bird, a poem by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Speaking about it, 18bis says, “The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions. The frames depicted as jail and the past as a burden serve as the background for the story of a ballerina on a journey towards freedom. A diversified artistic experimentation recreates the tempest that connects bird and dancer."

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