In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.
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Ages 12 to 18
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Media Education - Film Animation
This animated short without words explores the threads that bind a mother to her child. Why is there no dialogue in this short? What does the thread represent? What does the bubble represent? What does the ending of this short film mean? Have students create a visual of the threads that tie them to the important people in their lives. Examine the storytelling used in an animated short. Explore the codes and conventions of animated shorts.