DAVID reviews

21 December 2017

Ma Mama

by Andrew MacGregor

Toto Bona Lokua: “Ma Mama” - 3 mins 46s

This animated promo for Toto Bona Lokua's 'Ma Mama' depicts a couple's dream getaway. Partizan's Katy Wang lets her protagonists explore a colourful tapestry of camels, big cats, and gyrating elephants. Simple patterns assume more complex forms without losing their hand-drawn charm.

It's a jaunty introduction to the multinational band, too. Comprised of musicians Gerald Toto, Richard Bona, and Lokua Kanza, the trio blend traditional beats and dulcet tones. Together with Wang's whimsical visuals, the work delivers a bright riposte to the winter blues.

Film Production: Partizan Ⓦ
Director: Katy Wang
Producer: Leo Green
Executive Producer: Stan Bertin / Duncan Gaman
Animation: Lois de Silva / Martha Halliday / Hannah McNally / Maria Morris / Maria Norris

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