Daniel Sousa

Director and animator Daniel Sousa is an Oscar-nominated animation director who uses the themes embedded in myths and legends to examine archetypes of human nature. Born on Cape Verde, he approaches filmmaking from a painter’s perspective, focusing on the fragility of fleeting moments, memories and perceptions. His work includes Feral, which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for best animated short film at the 86th Academy Award, Fable, which won awards at festivals around the world, and Native Stories, nationally broadcast on PBS. Sousa has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, The Museum School, The Art Institute of Boston and the Animation Workshop in Denmark.


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