Love Marks

A little girl, socialized into a culture of domestic violence acceptance and perpetuity, dreams
big about her marriage

  • Ebele Okoye
    The Legacy of Rubies
  • Ebele Okoye
    The Legacy of Rubies
  • Ebele Okoye
    The Legacy of Rubies
  • Jessica Poveda
  • Jessica Poveda
  • Ebele Okoye
    Sound Design
    The Legacy of Rubies
  • Ebele Okoye
    The Legacy of Rubies
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Marcas de amor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, awareness, human rights, tolerance, womens' rights
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Spain
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Animation Symposium: Africa International Film Festival 2018
    September 16, 2018
    Not in competition
  • Frauen Collective: Zebra Poetry Film Festival Münster/ Berlin
    July 24, 2018
  • Selected: Zebra poetry Film Festival Berlin 2019
Distribution Information
  • Ebele Okoye
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ebele Okoye

Ebele Okoye a multidisciplinary and media artist has been working
As an independent animation director and producer since 2006.

A two-time winner of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in the category Animation, other awards for her films include the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Robert Bosch Foundation Award for
Animation, DEFA- research prize and “Redefreiheit” of Amnesty International as well as numerous other festival prizes.

Her visual translations of poetry into animation involve works by
some German authors like Kurt Schwitters, Simone Kanter,
Ulrike Almut Sandig and Björn Kuhligk.

In 2010 and 2013, she founded the Animation Club Africa and the Shrinkfish Media Lab (smedLAB) initiative: Nigeria’s first animation course in Nigeria
Active as a painter, media and apparel designer, she runs the relatively new Apparel and Androqueer labels "Olomenka" and ® "Kalodei Berlin ®" respectively

In January 2019 she started animating in virtual reality.
Some of her work is on

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Director Statement

I like to address social relevant issues from an angle which is not associated with the norm
This is one of the first clips in a 24 piece on-going series addressing issues of domestic violence: however, not from the mainstream angle but from a deeper angle which looks at who the other perpetrators are and the effect of these on all involved.