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Flirting

2 minutes

An 11-year-old girl on what to do when a boy likes you, but you like someone else

‘Once there was this boy who fancied me…’

1Minute Nature is a Dutch series of short vignettes in which children from the Netherlands reflect on how they experience nature. In this episode, 11-year-old Meike recounts how she snubbed a tiresome admirer in her class. Inventively pairing still photography with two-dimensional animation, Flirting packs a universal and somewhat heartbreaking punch into just over a minute.

Director: Katinka Baehr, Stef Visjager

Animator: Kris Kobes

Website: Radiomakers Desmet

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