The Protectors of the Wood | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee July 3, 2020

The Protectors of the Wood

By Tamara Kachelmeier with 6.3

educational · Short Films · english

Educational in nature, and well-intentioned at heart, the short narrative is the first part of more instalments in a series of animation videos meant for a younger audience. At the heart of the film is a small town's fight against climate change and the rapidly growing infestation of big corporations that only serve to aggravate the former.

To communicate its intention to the viewer, the narrative ropes in simple animation, environmental concerns and an interaction with religion. All of this is then intertwined with the story of a young college student, Phoebe. After ending up with a severe knee injury that has brought her career as a young athlete to an end, our protagonist finds herself returning to the unfamiliar reality of her hometown, and developments that threaten the very existence of what she remembers and cherishes the most about it.
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