The Visual Translation and Cultural Preservation of Oral Bahamian Folklore through Animation
Walkine, Robert Crosley Duvall
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Animation
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Animation
Bibliography: pages 41-46
Filmography: pages 47-48
"The Bahamas is an independent nation that is rich with culture and diversity. However, despite having a culture to speak of, the Bahamas is slowly losing its cultural identity. This thesis seeks a way to preserve cultural traditions such as oral folklore, in an attempt to preserve the country’s culture and ultimately its identity. By examining how oral traditions aid in the development of a Bahamian cultural identity, this thesis also seeks potential ways of preserving oral traditions, as well as translating them into a visual medium for children who respond more to visual stimuli than oral. The theoretical framework of thesis is based on the positive and negative implications of visual propaganda used by both Russia and the United States of America during times of civil and international unrest. The examples provided in this thesis serve as a good foundation to solving the cultural dilemma my country faces."
Includes film "Cut Bait" / a film by by Robert Walkine : "an animated short that examines an estranged father-son relationship with the comedic aspect of a Bahamian folklore."--From thesis text.
Keywords: culture, oral, folklore, preservation, propaganda, animation
CHAIR: Maloney, Matthew
Searles, Becky Wible
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