Production Company: Moving Universe Productions
Director: Alessia Travaglini
Producer: Sacha gMullins
Starring: the World
AD:
Riccardo Cardelli
Photos, Animation, Editing, Post production:
Alessia Travaglini
Music: Riccardo Cardelli
Voice over: Riccardo Cardelli
Year: 2010

"This rocked my world. Anybody that thinks this sort of animation is basic or easy to do is kidding themselves. The pacing was spot-on for the length of the spot, the fluidity of the animation was great (considering the technique involved) and never waivered throughout the piece. It was full of lovely visual variations on the basic theme that really helped maintained interest and the style & visuality of the animation really played strongly into the actual message of the piece."
(Malcolm Turner)

"Collage animation tends to osmosis its message into the viewer. In watching This Is Not A Plate I got the brotherhood aspect, and the environmental concern. Brilliant, the way the materials used seemed to connect with recyclable materials."
(Lennie Graves)

"A sweet PSA film. Nice rhythm to the collage technique."
(Sharon Wu)

"it's not a cigar either (Magritte). I did not get any of the context of the piece because I saw it out of its context, but I was immediately taken by its interesting collage animation and its well-chosen music. There is a unique talent blossoming here."
(Frank Mouris)

MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2nd Place Winner (Experimental category)
ANIMAZING SPOTLIGHT - Nominee for Best Non-Narrative Animation
SHORTSNONSTOP - Top Ten Finalist
LIFF - LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - Official Selection
BENEATH THE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection 
INTERNATIONAL MOVIE TRAILER FESTIVAL - Official Selection
6010 FILM & VIDEOFESTIVAL
FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
HYART FILM FESTIVAL
ONE MINUTE FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL AARAU


ENG

This is a short film describing a ceramic art installation and education project for the preservation of languages, SEL, human rights and universal responsibility. It looks at words we have in common that unite people around the world through their simultaneous presentation in 35 languages, on 35 decorated plates, by ceramic artists from Nove, Italy. These are plates with visible and veiled messages for human rights that call out to a private and collective memory. They and all they represent, want only one and the same thing: they want to be remembered.
Alessia Travaglini has used stop motion with mixed media to create a visual world that describes our sameness with compassion and dark verve.
Sacha gMullins (Moving Universe)


ITA

Questo cortometraggio descrive un'installazione di ceramica artistica e un progetto educativo volto alla preservazione delle lingue, al SEL (Social Emotional Learning), ai diritti umani e alla responsabilità universale. Guarda alle parole che abbiamo in comune e che uniscono persone di tutto il mondo attraverso la presentazione simultanea in 35 lingue, su 35 piatti decorati da artisti della ceramica di Nove, Italia. Questi piatti hanno messaggi visibili e velati sui diritti umani e richiamano la nostra memoria privata e collettiva. Tutti loro sono una rappresentazione e vogliono la stessa identica cosa: vogliono essere ricordati.
Alessia Travaglini attraverso la tecnica della stop motion, mischiando diversi media, ha creato un mondo visivo che descrive la nostra somiglianza con compassione e con una verve dark.
Sacha gMullins (Moving Universe)