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Gan-Gan by Gemma Green-Hope Pays Tribute Through Possessions

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 2, 2014 • References: gemmagreenhope and thisiscolossal
Gan-Gan by Gemma Green-Hope, an animator and illustrator based in West Wales, is a beautiful stop-motion film that gives people a glimpse into the life of her grandmother Elizabeth. A touching memorial, it does so through the treasured possessions she left behind to be inherited by her loved ones. Green-Hope poses the poignant question, "[H]ow do you make sense of all the other things that someone leaves behind, the things nobody sees, boxes full of photographs, and bits of string?" She found a way.

Through the books, clothes, jewelry, photos and more that she kept throughout the years, Gan-Gan by Gemma Green-Hope tells her unique story. What makes it particularly moving is her granddaughters own memory of her life. Fun, fierce and feminine, she could have moved mountains in Green-Hope's memories.