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A wildly relatable animation about existential fear reminds us to enjoy the moment

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February 3, 2021

Grace Ebert

Existential fear, we all have it. A moving animation by Alisha Liu captures our collective fear that sets in on a typical Sunday afternoon in Central Park. The main character (i.e. all of us) breaks the calm with questions about the meaning of life, human insignificance and, of course, the overwhelming feeling that nothing matters. With minimal scenes, the short film alternates between everyday moments with passers-by and expansive shots of the star-studded galaxy. Ultimately, however, Liu reminds us to get out of our minds and enjoy the afternoon sun.

Liu lives in Los Angeles and made the film in her sophomore year at CalArts. You can see more of her classmate’s work Vimeo.

#Life
#Philosophy
#Short film
#Video

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