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SHUT UP

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SHUT UP is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
16 minutes
VIDEO
EIGHT PRODUCTIONS
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I like the short film Shut Up due to how it embraces the idea that being different is not a bad thing. I like that it allows us to recognize that an illness isn't you as a whole, but rather a part of you.

This is a short film about a girl who is ashamed of her illness and is learning to cope with it. I really like how the sick girl, Roni (Ofir Maor) and another girl, Tamar end up embracing each other at the end and that they both embrace the hardships and the beauty of Roni's illness. The quality of the camera work is quite good. The background music is very suitable to the film's story. My favorite part is seeing Roni embrace her illness and I really enjoyed Ofir Maor's performance as Roni. When she finally admits that she has Tourette disease. It gives the audience a sense of relief.

The message of the film is about having empathy. It is a skill we should all work on, especially towards people that have illnesses. It does have a few scenes that may be disturbing for younger audiences. It shows kids doing risky things that kids might imitate. For example, Roni tries to use a hammer and ends up getting stuck in the bars on her balcony. At the beginning there is a scene where Roni tries to strangle another student.

I give Shut Up 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. By Elizabeth V., KIDS FIRST!

I like the short film Shut Up due to how it embraces the idea that being different is not a bad thing. I like that it allows us to recognize that an illness isn't you as a whole, but rather a part of you.

This is a short film about a girl who is ashamed of her illness and is learning to cope with it. I really like how the sick girl, Roni (Ofir Maor) and another girl, Tamar end up embracing each other at the end and that they both embrace the hardships and the beauty of Roni's illness. The quality of the camera work is quite good. The background music is very suitable to the film's story. My favorite part is seeing Roni embrace her illness and I really enjoyed Ofir Maor's performance as Roni. When she finally admits that she has Tourette disease. It gives the audience a sense of relief.

The message of the film is about having empathy. It is a skill we should all work on, especially towards people that have illnesses. It does have a few scenes that may be disturbing for younger audiences. It shows kids doing risky things that kids might imitate. For example, Roni tries to use a hammer and ends up getting stuck in the bars on her balcony. At the beginning there is a scene where Roni tries to strangle another student.

I give Shut Up 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. By Elizabeth V., KIDS FIRST!

Roni (12) is ashamed of her Tourette Syndrome. After acting violently towards a classmate who picks on her, she's suspended from school. She stays home alone and her suffering from the tics, leads her to take an extreme and dangerous act.
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