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This emotional film is based on the true story of a boy called Ian.

Latin-American filmmaker Juan José Campanella, whose 2009 feature The Secret in Their Eyes took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, has produced Ian, an animated short directed by Abel Goldfarb.

Ian tells the true story of a boy named Ian, who was born with cerebral palsy. Faced with discrimination and bullying, Ian nevertheless is determined to have fun at his favourite playground.

The film aims to help children to understand disability and for the message of inclusion to reach every home.

Ian was produced at MundoLoco CGI using a unique animation technique that combines stop-motion sets made out of recycled waste with the latest CG technology. The film doesn’t use dialogue to express the children’s feelings, making it inclusive to everyone regardless of their age, race, or the language they speak.

The Ian Foundation was created by Ian’s mother Sheila Graschinsky to fight the lack of information that often leads to people with disabilities being bullied and feeling isolated.  Sheila originally approached MundoLoco CGI with the idea of using film as a teaching tool and Gastón Gorali wrote the film around the real story of Ian.

Watch Ian below...