This film is part of Free

Childhood Memories

A multilayered autobiographical animation exploring personal memory.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 2018 4 mins


Combining 16mm colour footage of Lagos, Nigeria from the 70s with stop-motion and 2D hand-drawn animation, this multilayered autobiographical animation explores personal memories and the cultural elements of our earliest childhood reminiscences. Often episodic, our recollection of past experiences can emerge from as early as three years old. After the age of five, these memories become elusive. This film goes on a journey, both beautiful and enlightening, back to where it all began.