This article explores how animation provides various possibilities of representing trauma,using a textual analysis of the film waltz with bashir (Ari Folman, 2008). The ontological qualitiesof animation films make them suitable for the representation of traumatic recollections,also considered to be traumatic re-experiences of what were firstly visual experiences. Thefocus of this article is the way in which animation not only represents the traumatic events butalso addresses the problematic mechanisms that underlie the elusiveness of trauma.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis

Soewargana, Sarie. (2012). Traumatisch verleden ge(re)animeerd: Het gebruik van animatie in documentairefilm voor de representatie van traumatische herinnering1. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 15(1), 43–62. doi:10.18146/tmg.414