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Striped Tiger and White Rabbit  

-Vietnamese folktale-


Video excerpts from the film : 3 minutes (this video avobe)

Full length : 14 minutes 

Production country : Vietnam and Japan


Stop-motion animation short film created with inspiration from the ethnic groups of Vietnam and their folktale. The materials used in the animation and the musical instruments played in the soundtrack were gathered from villages around Vietnam. The story is inspired by “Grey Tiger and White Rabbit”, an oral folktale which has been passed down from generation to generation in the Ma group. Original soundtrack composed and performed by Christian Wellbo.

“A tiger who is very hard-working and kind-hearted meets a mischievous white rabbit. The rabbit soon finds out that the tiger is growing a special fruit – which is the favourite fruit of the rabbit! It doesn’t take long for the rabbit to come up with a plan…”

All the materials are collected in Vietnam such as hand-made textile, embroidery, jewelry, paper, food and plants etc. ,

Direction / Animation :Kaoru Furuko
Music / Sound :Christian Wellbo 
Special thanks :Prof. Em. Osamu Yamaguchi, Prof. Tuneko Tukitani, Nagasawa sensei, Hattori sensei, Higuchi sensei, Misato Fukai, Kei Ozawa

Supported by : Kyoritsu International Foundation
                           Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
                           Oaska Collage of Art


—  A bit of behind the scenes  —

In Vietnam. I visited numbers of villages of different ethnic groups and collecting material, sounds and stories through the north to the south, from Sapa to Ho Chi Minh during three months of my research trip.



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