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PASUYA AND CLOUD

What to know: This video discusses spiritual ancestral topics that early civilizations used to worship and this may differ from your own spiritual or religious beliefs.
PASUYA AND CLOUD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
9 minutes
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FU CHING HSU
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I like Pasuya and Cloud a lot. The stop animation and hand crafted backgrounds show how much hard work and dedication went into creating it. It is a heartwarming story of a boy who loves an animal.

The story tells about a young boy, Pasuya meeting a leopard named Cloud on a hunting trip. Pasuya brings Cloud back to his village and after Cloud saves Pasuya's grandmother from a snake attack, Cloud is accepted into the village and becomes one with the people, despite their being different species. On another hunting trip, Cloud meets her mother. After, Pasuya notices that Cloud is sad he lets her go back into the wild to join her mother.

I enjoy how Pasuya is persistent in proving that Cloud is worthy of being a part of his village. And, even though Cloud is being judged, she attacks the snake to save Pasuya's grandmother, proving to the rest of the people in the village that she will protect the people regardless of how they judge her.

I love the mixture of 2D characters and 3D backgrounds. Although this is stop motion animation, Ting Yuk Yuen still manages to zoom in out, giving us different perspectives. The costumes match those of hunter and gatherer early civilizations. Some of the characters that are older are riddled with wrinkles and some gray hair.

This handcrafted, stop-motion animation has designated foregrounds, middle and backgrounds, showing the depth of the forest as if it was real. The music in the introduction is full of drum beats that reel in the viewer. The sound effects when Pasuya is cooking dinner with Cloud are very realistic.

It is so beautiful to see the growth of Pasuya and Cloud's relationship. I love how two beings from two different worlds can meet and become best friends. This video shows the relationship between a human and an animal, and how they can become best friends, despite being able to communicate with words. I really enjoyed the moment when the baby leopard meets its mother during the hunting trip. It shows how if two people are meant to meet, then they will. Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes the most difficult feeling to cope with is coming to terms with the idea that people you think will be in your life forever do not always stay around. Perhaps a friendship you have for two years was only meant to last for those two years. Even though we may want to hold onto that friendship, those people have grown differently and we no longer need each other in our lives. The adage "if you love someone or something, set it free" may sound trivial, but it is applicable here. This film does have some scenes of acts of violence and some negative behavior. There is some fighting between the animals, but it truly is not gory or bloody. There is also the explanation of gender roles which would be considered unacceptable to our audiences telling how women do the cleaning and cooking, meanwhile the men carry heavy things. The dialogue is in Chinese with English subtitles.

I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12. It is a beautiful story about accepting others that are different from you. If we teach children at a young age not to hate people or things that are different from them, what a difference it would make in our world. This video discusses spiritual ancestral topics that early civilizations used to worship and this may differ from your own spiritual or religious beliefs.

I like Pasuya and Cloud a lot. The stop animation and hand crafted backgrounds show how much hard work and dedication went into creating it. It is a heartwarming story of a boy who loves an animal.

The story tells about a young boy, Pasuya meeting a leopard named Cloud on a hunting trip. Pasuya brings Cloud back to his village and after Cloud saves Pasuya's grandmother from a snake attack, Cloud is accepted into the village and becomes one with the people, despite their being different species. On another hunting trip, Cloud meets her mother. After, Pasuya notices that Cloud is sad he lets her go back into the wild to join her mother.

I enjoy how Pasuya is persistent in proving that Cloud is worthy of being a part of his village. And, even though Cloud is being judged, she attacks the snake to save Pasuya's grandmother, proving to the rest of the people in the village that she will protect the people regardless of how they judge her.

I love the mixture of 2D characters and 3D backgrounds. Although this is stop motion animation, Ting Yuk Yuen still manages to zoom in out, giving us different perspectives. The costumes match those of hunter and gatherer early civilizations. Some of the characters that are older are riddled with wrinkles and some gray hair.

This handcrafted, stop-motion animation has designated foregrounds, middle and backgrounds, showing the depth of the forest as if it was real. The music in the introduction is full of drum beats that reel in the viewer. The sound effects when Pasuya is cooking dinner with Cloud are very realistic.

It is so beautiful to see the growth of Pasuya and Cloud's relationship. I love how two beings from two different worlds can meet and become best friends. This video shows the relationship between a human and an animal, and how they can become best friends, despite being able to communicate with words. I really enjoyed the moment when the baby leopard meets its mother during the hunting trip. It shows how if two people are meant to meet, then they will. Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes the most difficult feeling to cope with is coming to terms with the idea that people you think will be in your life forever do not always stay around. Perhaps a friendship you have for two years was only meant to last for those two years. Even though we may want to hold onto that friendship, those people have grown differently and we no longer need each other in our lives. The adage "if you love someone or something, set it free" may sound trivial, but it is applicable here. This film does have some scenes of acts of violence and some negative behavior. There is some fighting between the animals, but it truly is not gory or bloody. There is also the explanation of gender roles which would be considered unacceptable to our audiences telling how women do the cleaning and cooking, meanwhile the men carry heavy things. The dialogue is in Chinese with English subtitles.

I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12. It is a beautiful story about accepting others that are different from you. If we teach children at a young age not to hate people or things that are different from them, what a difference it would make in our world. This video discusses spiritual ancestral topics that early civilizations used to worship and this may differ from your own spiritual or religious beliefs.

This short-animation is about a aboriginal boy and a Clouded Leopard. The boy rescues the Leopard from a trap, and they became the very best of friends. One day, the two were out hunting, and they met the Leopard's mother. After that, the story becomes emotional. The Leopard had to leave the boy, because it missed her mother so much. This film is Taiwanese Mandarin, but have subtitles.
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