About the film
“Way of Giants” is an animated short film by director Alois Di Leo. It is a poetical search for purpose and reason that follows the story of Oquirá, a six year old indigenous girl, as she confronts the cycle of life and the concept of destiny. The film explores the forces in nature and our connection with the earth and its elements.
Music plays an important role in the story. A master of ancient Andean music, Tito la Rosa, was brought from Peru to São Paulo to compose and record the score using handmade Inca and Andean instruments — most of which La Rosa and his son manufactured following Andean traditions.
“Way of Giants” took two years to produce and was completed in March, 2016. It was financed by Sinlogo Animation; a São Paulo government grant, “Prêmio estimulo 2014”; and a crowdfunding campaign that helped bring Tito La Rosa to Brasil.
The film will premiere at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival as part of the Official Selection in June 2016.