Two best friends inadvertently turn their hometown in Zanzibar into a tourist attraction, in this short film directed by TED Fellow Kibwe Tavares. How did they do it? By taking a chance photograph of a gigantic fish — far bigger than a human being — leaping out of the nearby water. The film, called Jonah, brings together stunning, surreal underwater footage of said fish with creative time-lapse animation on-land to tell the story of friends Mbwana and Juma. In many ways, it’s a story about time’s pull on us — a 50-year tale which unfolds in under 18 minutes. Perhaps Tavares internalized the time length of TED Talks?
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We Are Many: Filmmaker Taghi Amirani talks about his new documentary, 7 years in the making, about the largest protest in history
As the Fellows program turns five, we catch up with Iranian filmmaker Taghi Amirani – a member of the Fellows inaugural class and the first recipient of the TED Fellows Hero award – to get the scoop on the premiere of Amirani Media’s latest film, We Are Many (see the trailer, above) – a documentary on the February 15, 2003, global […]
Pixar films are known for their thoughtful storytelling and groundbreaking animation. One of the coolest things about these movies: the math that Pixar’s team is actually inventing to improve the audience experience and the look of the characters. We caught up with Pixar’s Research Lead, Tony DeRose—who gave the TED-Ed Lesson, “The math behind the movies,” about how arithmetic, trigonometry […]