Tatiana McCabe | 12 min | United States, Bangladesh | 2012
HONORABLE MENTION FOR SCIENTIFIC MERIT, 5th ANNUAL ISFF
Tatiana McCabe’s mixed media video, titled Restoring Sight in Bangladesh (2012) uses documentary footage, motion graphics and stop motion animation to explore the issue of cataract blindness in Bangladesh. McCabe’s interest in socially conscious filmmaking comes to life through her writing, cinematography and playful animations, which clearly explain her journalistic findings. The purpose of this film is to educate viewers about what cataracts are, why they are so problematic in developing countries and highlight the steps, which if taken, can help eradicate cataract blindness in the future.
Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Animator : Tatiana McCabe
Original Score by Stuart Bogie
Tatiana McCabe received a BA in Film at Emerson College in 2006 and an MFA in Computer Art with a focus in Motion Graphics from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked for Frontline of PBS, multiple award winning feature documentary films (Intimidad, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind, Give Up Tomorrow) is a founding member of a successful 8mm film wedding company (Hello Super 8) and has directed several music videos for Daptone Records, Physical Music Productions and JDub Records. Tatiana’s photography has been featured in the New York Times, Village Voice and Time Out Magazine and her films have been accepted to several festivals around the world including HBO’s Flight of the Conchords video contest in 2009, the Tricky Women Animation Film Festival 2010 in Vienna and the Straight8 Film Festival 2011 in London.