Lucia Espinoza 4:08, Ecuador

Yawati (turtle in Quichua) is the story of a little girl named Waira who finds a turtle on a beach full of garbage. With the help of her grandfather, Waira cleans the beach so that the turtle can return to the sea.

Lucia Espinoza is an Ecuadorian animator and illustrator. She graduated from San Francisco de Quito University with a minor in illustration and drawing, and she finished her last year of university at Juniata College, where she studied visual arts. Lucia is a draftsman with the ability to apply a wide range of art techniques. She worked at Oleka Studios as a character designer and has freelanced as an animator and illustrator.