Abita
Japan, 2012, 4 minutes
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Abita Synopsis

An animated short film about Fukushima children who can't play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities.

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Reviewed by michaelschleeh
Quite beautifully animated short film about a girl living somewhere in the Fukushima area, Japan, which features beautiful desaturated imagery and a truly harrowing soundtrack. Nevertheless, the metaphorical pictures and... more
Quite beautifully animated short film about a girl living somewhere in the Fukushima area, Japan, which features beautiful desaturated imagery and a truly harrowing soundtrack. Nevertheless, the metaphorical pictures and the plot, though tragic and partially imagined, seem to be a little bit too didactic for its own good.
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I felt the same, the style was very beautiful and I wanted to see more but the ending came to early, felt a bit didactic and anticlimatic. Still a good work, though.
I felt the same, the style was very beautiful and I wanted to see more but the ending came to early, felt a bit didactic and anticlimatic. Still a good work, though.
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Reviewed by Jacktorrance
An artistic take on the lingering effect of thernFukushima radiation leak. I find the animation very endearing and it perfectlyrnmatches the theme of the story. The dark charcoal edges highlights... more
An artistic take on the lingering effect of thernFukushima radiation leak. I find the animation very endearing and it perfectlyrnmatches the theme of the story. The dark charcoal edges highlights the darkrntone of the material and the colors represents childhood and imagination. Irnfind the scene where the little girl was finally able to come outside to be thernmost tragic. For a child to meet reality equipped with expectations is a sadrnphase, yet a critical turning  point inrnone's life.
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Reviewed by ClaudineC
Shoko Hara's gritty treatment exceptionally captures the poignancy of a child's dream threatened by the still present radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan. The scoring largely contributed in this sad tale as... more
Shoko Hara's gritty treatment exceptionally captures the poignancy of a child's dream threatened by the still present radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan. The scoring largely contributed in this sad tale as well. The short will wake you from your current reality and urge you to think about the tragic tsunami in Japan and the dreams still tainted by the radiation leak. 
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  • For an animation, I find the musical score sound effect very gripping and intense...

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