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Blackbird

2 minutes

After nursing a bird back to health, a nine-year-old learns the delicate art of letting go

1Minute Nature is a series of short vignettes in which children from the Netherlands reflect on how they experience nature. In this episode, nine-year-old Kaspar remembers the time he rescued an injured young bird, and in time, discovered its untamable instincts. Imaginatively pairing still photography with wistful animation, Blackbird brings to life a brief, poignant story of loving, letting go, and moving forward.

Directors: Katinka Baehr, Stef Visjager

Animator: Kris Kobes

Website: Radiomakers Desmet

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