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HOPE

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HOPE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 4-18
9 minutes
VIDEO
ABDULLA AL JANAHI
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I love the short animated film Hope, because it shows the effects of human ignorance when people litter and how littering causes animals to die.

The storyline follows a turtle that has just hatched and is trying to avoid predators to get to the water. He sees other animals die at the hands of predators.

I love how cute the main turtle is and how his facial expressions show his emotions. I love seeing the turtle's mini adventure from birth to getting into the ocean for the first time; it shows how hard it is for the turtles to survive. It shows hope because the turtle keeps fighting to get to the water and how he tries to help the other turtle when he doesn't think it will make it. The turtles are so darn cute. They look so innocent to show the true effects of humans littering and how the animals are innocent.

The animation is really terrific. It is well detailed and represents turtles quite well. I like how it shows the world from a turtle's point of view. The water and moon light up the whole scene, giving it a hopeful glow. The music is exquisite, lending dramatic touches that fit the storyline. As the turtle keeps running into issues and you never know if he is about to die or not, the music helps build suspension and nuances. The animators are to be commended for their excellent work. I love how the turtle's movements mimic the way that actual turtles move. My favorite part is when the turtle finally gets to the water because it shows freedom for the turtle and he is so exuberantly happy. This would look great on the big screen.

The message of this short film is to always have hope.

I give Hope 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18, plus adults. It teaches a good lesson about not littering and qualifies as an environmental topic because it shows the food chain with the predators trying to eat the turtle as well as the effects of littering on the environment. Reviewed by Lorelei T., KIDS FIRST!

I love the short animated film Hope, because it shows the effects of human ignorance when people litter and how littering causes animals to die.

The storyline follows a turtle that has just hatched and is trying to avoid predators to get to the water. He sees other animals die at the hands of predators.

I love how cute the main turtle is and how his facial expressions show his emotions. I love seeing the turtle's mini adventure from birth to getting into the ocean for the first time; it shows how hard it is for the turtles to survive. It shows hope because the turtle keeps fighting to get to the water and how he tries to help the other turtle when he doesn't think it will make it. The turtles are so darn cute. They look so innocent to show the true effects of humans littering and how the animals are innocent.

The animation is really terrific. It is well detailed and represents turtles quite well. I like how it shows the world from a turtle's point of view. The water and moon light up the whole scene, giving it a hopeful glow. The music is exquisite, lending dramatic touches that fit the storyline. As the turtle keeps running into issues and you never know if he is about to die or not, the music helps build suspension and nuances. The animators are to be commended for their excellent work. I love how the turtle's movements mimic the way that actual turtles move. My favorite part is when the turtle finally gets to the water because it shows freedom for the turtle and he is so exuberantly happy. This would look great on the big screen.

The message of this short film is to always have hope.

I give Hope 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18, plus adults. It teaches a good lesson about not littering and qualifies as an environmental topic because it shows the food chain with the predators trying to eat the turtle as well as the effects of littering on the environment. Reviewed by Lorelei T., KIDS FIRST!

The short film "HOPE" is about the journey of a new born baby sea turtle named Aqua. During his journey, he faces many obstacles from human pollution to different predators. Using his mind and courage he over comes one obstacle after the other, until he reaches his final destination. Just before he enters the sea, he witnesses a life changing scene, that he bravely over comes and grows as a character.
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