The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor

23 Jul 2020

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Thu, 23 Jul
20:00 – 20:30

Timezone: Europe/London

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Hosted by: Iliana Taliotis

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The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor is part of an online programme of talks, events and performances organised by Insiders/Outsiders to celebrate refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe and their impact on British culture.


An online screening of The Animated World of Halas & Batchelor, a new film directed by Richard Shaw exploring the work of John Halas and Joy Batchelor. John was a Jewish refugee from Hungary, Joy was a working-class girl from Watford; together they revolutionised British animation, creating a string of innovative shorts to support the war effort and the fledging welfare state, as well as the first cartoon feature film in British cinema history, Animal Farm of 1954. 

The screening is followed by a Q&A with their daughter Vivien Halas, Curator of Animation at the BFI National Archive Jez Stewart and film director/animator Joanna Quinn (tbc), chaired by Martin Pickles, director of the London Animation Club. This event is held in association with the Hungarian Cultural Centre, London.

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