CUTTING THE DAISIES (Animated Short)

14 March, 2013
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Beautiful antiwar argument we can enjoy in this short animation of just seven minutes, Told through the eyes of a girl sweet. In which the beauty of the pictures and music, contrast with the hardness of the story.

At the beginning of the short, through a detailed plan is presented a daisy that has lost one of its petals. Thereby symbolizing, the absence of best friend Zaira, our little protagonist of just 10 years who suffers from early childhood, injustice of the war ravaging his country. Abstracted in class, draws in his notebook margaritas, somehow dreaming again enjoy and feel the presence of his best friend. Taking as his only memory empty desk and a picture of him.

Suddenly a glimmer of hope runs Zaira expressive eyes when he thinks he sees his friend on the streets of Baghdad, but this illusion fades to find that the boy he thought was his friend is an unknown so the points defiance and threatening a toy gun. Unaware of the poor living situation in their country, where violence and weapons have become symbols emaciated, pain and hopelessness of the Iraqi people.

Beautiful image, the girl picking a daisy, while the sun is giving warmth and beauty to the painful reality, remembered by a menacing tank, that appears in the background, while high minaret of the Friday Mosque, contemplate the Scene.

Zaira gathers daisies because they want to honor them, the grave of his friend. She has not forgotten his absence feels like few.
In the makeshift cemetery, looks to the horizon, letting us see hundreds of tombs clustered around. Testimonials inert, of cruelty and injustice of war.

Next morning Zaira not going to school and decides to go to the park where I used to go and play and spend evenings with his friend. But this, instead of being full of laughter and life, is empty and silent.

Suddenly the menacing silhouette of an airplane appears, leaving behind, a terrible bomb that inevitably impacts the park. The blast waves and a short stem daisies, it starts flying, Zaira accompanying a flight since its tender and naive eyes turns in the hope of being reunited with his friend.

Behind, pump is destroying everything in its path. Painful and shocking is the scene in which a mother and baby die while listening to the sobs of the creature.

Finally the deadly bomb, does collide with Zaira. Raising his soul to meet his dear friend. But not only did she start this flight, if not hundreds of children rush shadows on the sky as butterflies, reflection of the slaughter that occurred after the bombing. Which has destroyed Zaira class and with it the lives of all skew their peers.

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3 Responses to CUTTING THE DAISIES (Animated Short)

  1. Lopez on 5 May, 2017 at 08:08

    Perpetuum Mobile es bestial. Completamente de acuerdo contigo Daniel.

  2. Nauru on holiday 17 March, 2013 at 03:30

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  3. Daniel Mayoralas on 14 March, 2013 at 12:44

    The same director who Perpetuum Mobile, This short is harder. Hopeless, The final comment is shocking. But war is well. It is unfortunate that the allegations have to be anti-war, would be much better eradicate war trend of human; would be much better for children only had to live the joy of picking daisies.

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