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PAPER GOD

What to know: Unique presentation and symbolism.
PAPER GOD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-18
10 minutes
VIDEO
DANIYAL MAHMOUDNIA
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Paper God has a unique presentation and symbolism. The story is all about seemingly unachievable goals, and I like the usage of a cliff for this metaphor. I found it to quite intriguing.

The story is about a disabled boy who desires to reach the top of a cliff so he can throw a paper plane from there like the other boys.

This short film is interesting, although a big vague in some ways. We don't know the backstory of the boys, or the relationship between them, but that doesn't necessarily detract from the film. The camerawork is pretty simple, but effective. The scene where the boys climb the cliff is quite dynamic and is undoubtedly the best scene in terms of the camerawork. Also, in terms of character development, when you see the older boy carry his crippled friend up the hill, sometimes on all fours - it shows a tenderness between them that almost brings you to tears. That is an incredible scene. There is some background music and natural sounds of birds or insects, all of which make it seem real. The acting is quite good; both boys seem like normal kids, although one is physically handicapped. The final scene where we see a scattering of paper airplanes and the wheelchair slowly comes into view strikes you as you see how, in spite of being wheelchair bound, the boy was able to realize his dream.

The message is that you can achieve anything with the support of others. I really enjoyed the symbolism and the intriguing imagery. Dealing with the cliff and the paper planes symbolize achievement.

I give Paper God 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. This film is inspiring, especially to those with seemingly impossible dreams. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Paper God has a unique presentation and symbolism. The story is all about seemingly unachievable goals, and I like the usage of a cliff for this metaphor. I found it to quite intriguing.

The story is about a disabled boy who desires to reach the top of a cliff so he can throw a paper plane from there like the other boys.

This short film is interesting, although a big vague in some ways. We don't know the backstory of the boys, or the relationship between them, but that doesn't necessarily detract from the film. The camerawork is pretty simple, but effective. The scene where the boys climb the cliff is quite dynamic and is undoubtedly the best scene in terms of the camerawork. Also, in terms of character development, when you see the older boy carry his crippled friend up the hill, sometimes on all fours - it shows a tenderness between them that almost brings you to tears. That is an incredible scene. There is some background music and natural sounds of birds or insects, all of which make it seem real. The acting is quite good; both boys seem like normal kids, although one is physically handicapped. The final scene where we see a scattering of paper airplanes and the wheelchair slowly comes into view strikes you as you see how, in spite of being wheelchair bound, the boy was able to realize his dream.

The message is that you can achieve anything with the support of others. I really enjoyed the symbolism and the intriguing imagery. Dealing with the cliff and the paper planes symbolize achievement.

I give Paper God 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. This film is inspiring, especially to those with seemingly impossible dreams. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Ali, who is disabled and in a wheelchair, aspires to go to the top of a cliff from which he can launch his paper plane like the other boys..
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