Selected short animated films from these two former Communist countries. Some works from under the Communist era, others from the age of privatisation. The exhibit explores the characteristics of animation from different generations. Both countries have enjoyed a particularly rich animation tradition which often features absurdity, playful irreverence, black humour and profound reflections on the human condition.
Dobre and Dobrze mean 'Good' in Czech and Polish - the linguistic similarities link with the related animation styles of the two countries.
Curator Miriam Harris lectures in Animation and Design at Unitec, and devoted a chapter of her PhD to Eastern European animation. She also has a personal link with the region, her mother being a Polish Jew who escaped from Warsaw as a child.
Screenings at 11, 1, and 3 daily. Ph. 3723361.