This student film is directed by Latvian filmmaker Edmunds Jansons at the Estonian Academy of the Arts. This film is about the bonds between father and child, whether human or animal, in a highly stylized and aesthetically vibrant depiction of the relationship between a bird and his children in a tree as a parade takes place below. The depiction of the parade is cheerful, involving music, which creates a window for young people to see their own forms of celebration in comparison or contrast. The parallel story between the bird and his children depicts a universal message of love and protection between father and child, which can be duly extended to consider the role of belonging as inherent to identity. In particular, its practicalities: sustenance, nurturing, the safety of home.
Download discussion prompts for this film.