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The Poem


Animated short film [China]

This animation was created using papercutting and is based on the theme of creating poetry. Set in Ancient China, travelers search for a plum blossom during a snowstorm. Deep in a valley far from the sunlight, is a tree that is the last to bloom each year. There, the tree battles snow and frost. The animation includes a poem about the plum blossom by LU You (1125 –1210), a poet from the Southern Song Dynasty.
(6 min. 14 sec.)


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