Original classification rating: not rated.
This clip chosen to be G
A young girl peers out of a car window as her father drives her home. Voice-over narration in this clip is by Anita Beckman.
This gentle, evocative film uses very economical means of expression. In the short space of one minute, using mainly monochromatic tones and simple imagery, the animator successfully conveys a young girl’s conflicting emotions about her cultural identity. The fluidity from one image to the next is achieved by the under-camera animation technique in which images are painted, then erased. The girl’s sense of emotional isolation is suggested by the empty road ahead of the car and by her interior monologue. However, her sense of familial and social belonging is conveyed by the images of her father holding her and of the figures of two children on a seesaw.
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