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The Slave Ship, 1840, J.M.W. Turner

The Slave Ship, 1840, J.M.W. Turner

A Short film by Jivko Darakchiev

Produced by Les Poissons Volants

Production year : 2018


    A film from the Les Petits Secrets des grands tableaux collection - Season 5

    Thirty years after the abolition of the slave trade in the United Kingdom, Turner gave the cause new meaning with this portrait, rendered in his characteristically turbulent style, of a Britain embracing the new paradigms of a globalized future that has its own, no less bloody, chains.

    Production and distribution (2)


    Thanks to digital animation, the details of masterpieces of art history come to life to recount the spirit of the time and the upheavals of history: wars, revolutions, economic transformations, scientific discoveries, beliefs, and schools of thought.


    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Sophie Goupil

    Screenwriters :

    Franck Thomas, Élisabeth Couturier

    Production manager :

    Saskia Nilly

    Sound Editor :

    Simon Apostolou

    Special Effects :

    Sandrine Belmont, Étienne Boguet, Claire Vandermeersch

    Sound Mixer :

    Stéphane Larrat

    Sound Recordist :

    Stéphane Larrat

    Voice :

    Clémentine Célarié

    Editor :

    Erwann Chabot

    Music Composer :

    Francisco Alvarado

    Grader :

    Éric Salleron

    Production Manager :

    Sylvain David

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Animated film, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    2D & 3D animation

    Themes :

    Art, Painting, History

    Production language :

    French, English, German

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    26 min

    Production formats :

    Digital creation

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