Objective of the project
This project aims to raise awareness of an ongoing issue that affects millions of people worldwide and is still the subject of much debate: immigration.

As we have experienced, one cannot imagine how hard it is to achieve a dream far from home, as well as the process of integration into a new culture. For others, this situation is much more difficult and even dangerous considering the risks they have to face on the way to this new life.
The United Nations has evaluated the latest trends in international migration in their latest report, according to which there are 250 million migrants that represent 3.5% of the world population. However this number represents a fairly small proportion regarding the total population, each year grows faster.

Contrary to prejudice against migration, we believe that if we are well informed about it, we can discover a different side to the story. As an article in the newspaper El País (ES) indicates, “...if we accept that migration is a phenomenon that will not subside in the coming decades, perhaps we can devise systems that better align the aspiration of migrants with the needs of the societies to which they arrive. And to reduce the rejection and fear that the first ones provoke in the last…”
Structure of the project
The project consists of three animations in which migratory scenes are recreated.
The characterizations were thought of as fruits because we wanted to use a simple analogy to humans. 
1. Endless sea
In the first animation several bananas travel by sea to an unknown destination. We can see how the boat is overloaded with the weight of the passengers. This, along with the hazards of traveling in the open sea, make the journey much more dangerous.
·2. The Beast
“La Bestia” is recreated in this animation. These trains travel along Mexico and in addition to transporting materials and corn, they carry undocumented immigrants. Is the quickest, cheapest but most dangerous way to cross the U.S. border.
3. The Wall
In this animation, we made a visual referral of a wall built in the middle of a desert. Every day several fruit families cross a wide desert and they see their dreams are truncated by a giant obstacle. Many mixed emotions are perceived in the scene as hope, frustration and sadness.
The creative process
We are a group of creatives who wanted to make a self-initiated project in which to combine our disciplines. The team is formed by an illustrator, a paper artist, two stop motion animators, a music producer and a mastering producer.

Unlike many projects that begin on paper, the process of creating these animations was quite different. 

For the development, Cé Marina has been in charge of creating the visuals of the three animations. She has illustrated digitally the scenarios as well as the characters: 
This infographic below indicates the steps of our creative process from the initial idea until the final animation:

Making off
Illustration: Cé Marina 
Papercraft: Agueda Peña
Set Design and setting up: Lina Ortega / Agueda Peña
Stop Motion: Lina Ortega / Agueda Peña
Post production: Lina Ortega / Agueda Peña
Sound design: J. Kulume
Mixing and mastering: Borja Ruiz
You can find us on Instagram:
@cemarina.studio · @aguedapenha · @linastopmotion
· @jaykulume · @hellosamples
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