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Official Selection


United Kingdom 2021
Duration: 08:14
Directed by: Emma Kay Smith
Animation: Emma Kay Smith, Charlie Black, Poppy Loughtman, Eve Riddle, Eve Schroeder
Music: Chris Cook
Production/School: Emma Kay Smith
Dialogue language: English

'Skeleton of a Moth' is a short documentary animation made by Emma Kay Smith about the emotional difficulties and social pressures that affect teenage girls of today. The film is a collective narrative going back and forth between multiple girl's perspectives as they talk through problems surrounding body image, mental health, and sexual assault. Emma hopes that the film will show anyone who has or is experiencing any of the issues discussed, that they aren’t alone, and that they have other people around them who will understand what they are going through.