US actress Joy Bryant talks about race and class in this moving short film by Pop Up Magazine and animator Katy Wang.
Joy tells us about how she was given a scholarship for a prestigious high school when she was 13. Coming from a poorer background, it was a massive opportunity for her. When she arrived at her new school, all of her classmates were white and extremely wealthy. Joy came from a black family and grew up in a predominantly African-American and Latino area, so coming into this new environment was a big shock. But, she worked hard and quickly made a name for herself in the school as an exceptional student.
But for Joy, she still couldn’t shake the idea that the other kids were “better” than her, because of their wealthy backgrounds. But, after spending more time at the school, she realised that each person is different and that money wasn’t everything. She tells us how she used these lessons later on in her life as well. It’s a lovely short film and the animation in it is outstanding. It’s a great piece of work from animator Katy Wang and Pop Up Magazine.
Pop Up Magazine|Katy Wang|2D Animation
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