Meet the artists who are disrupting the traditional notions of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and on to the street. Playing with space and environment, YARN follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition. From the seas of Barcelona, to the cobblestoned streets of Rome and back to the angled skyscrapers of New York, Director Una Lorenzen weaves an animated tale of a visually striking landscape layered with stunning graphics, soothing poetry, and a vibrant spirit. This documentary is recommended for University and College courses in Art + Design and Women's Studies.

"Fascinating!" - The Village Voice; "You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than "Yarn."....thread and string should be jealous." - Neil Genzlinger, NYT


Main credits

Una Lorenzen (animator)
Una Lorenzen (film director)
Millard, Heather (film producer)
¤órºur Jónsson (film producer)
Arora, Krishan (film producer)
Arora, Krishan (screenwriter)
Marczyk, Marcin (film producer)
Kingsolver, Barbara (narrator)
Olek (commentator)
Olek (commentator)
Olek (on-screen participant)
Björfors, Tilde (commentator)
Björfors, Tilde (on-screen participant)
Tinna ¤horudottir ¤horvaldar (commentator)
Tinna ¤horudottir ¤horvaldar (on-screen participant)
MacAdam, Toshiko Horiuchi (commentator)
MacAdam, Toshiko Horiuchi (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Animator, Una Lorenzen; editor, ¤órunn Hafstaº; original score, Örn Eldjárn; cinematography, Iga Mikler; narration written and performed by Barbara Kingslover.

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Distributor subjects



Architecture; "Yarn"; Film Movement