Glendale, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010
"Mila" is Cinzia Angelini’s animated short, that is anything but a standard cartoon. It’s not only socially relevant, but faces the challenge of seeking out non-commercial, independent funding. Angelini is determined however, and tenacious, and explains her decision.
“The tragedy of War unfortunately did not end with the children of World War II. Even today, children continue to suffer from the ravages of conflict in many places around the world. It is their current plight that moves me to take action.” To that end, she strives to produce "Mila", and present the most tragic collateral damage of War as its theme – the youngest civilians. “Though often overlooked and rarely mentioned by the media,” says Angelini, “civilians are the first to be hit, and their children, the last to be remembered.”
“The animated short is a great medium for bringing a message to the world, a message that speaks to both children, and adults. It's also an artistic way of delivering a strong statement not just to the masses, but decision makers too, with great visual power. "Persepolis" and "The Waltz of Bashir" are examples of animated features that have successfully addressed strong, even controversial themes such as the Islamic revolution and the massacre of Palestinian refugees. The short, meanwhile, has the potential of reaching an audience at the fraction of the cost and time necessary to produce a feature.”
Cinzia Angelini's immediate goal is to produce a great story reel, and use that as a foundation for attracting additional investment. Another avenue of support was recently launched on kickstarter.com http://kck.st/cpDpDy . She adds “Through kickstarter, this small, independent project, with a strong, social message, could be funded almost entirely by the masses.”
Her project was featured on RAI (National Italian Television) TG2 Dossier "Storie" October 23 2010. “MILA” was inspired by true stories that both her mother and grandmother told her growing up. It is the tale of a child caught in the middle of War. Once production is completed, Angelini plans to present "Mila" at film festivals world-wide, finally focusing attention on what she passionately refers to as the forgotten collateral damage – the children.