This moving, stop-motion short film by The New Yorker takes us inside one young woman’s battle with cancer.
In it, the woman and her mother’s real life phone conversation is portrayed by two stop-motion characters. They’re discussing the young woman’s experience with chemotherapy and she’s explaining to her mum how the treatments been going. The film looks to give us an insight into what its really like to be facing a disease like cancer and how it can affect you emotionally, especially if you’re younger.
When someone undergoes chemo, it can be an odd experience. You know that the treatment might not work, but you still have to live your day-to-day life, not knowing how things will end. Hearing this conversation shows us what the confusion and fear looks like. What’s interesting is the women says to her mum that she’s not really sure how to feel. She says that she’s surprisingly calm, but doesn’t feel like she’s in denial about it. It’s an emotional film that shows us what its really like to undergo treatment like this for the average person.
The New Yorker|Stop-Motion
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