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20th Animation Division Jury Selections

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Animated short film

SHI Yajun / Uma SHARMA [China / India]


In this short animation, an anthropomorphic city is shown suffering a sickness caused by air pollution happening inside itself. The artists chose to use trembling thin lines and a limited color palette to send out a simple but powerful message on environmental issues. The story ends with the self-cleansing ability of Earth’s natural forces killing off the city, and urges viewers to rethink the notion that humans own the city.