Gangneung KidsKP

Step into the River

China, France202015mincolorAnimation

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a small village who are bullied by their village friends just because of their gender and disabilities. Before the village is a beautiful and calm river which in fact harbors the tragic and violent secrets of the one-child policy and the son preference tradition of China. One day, children encounter spirits living under the water.
is an animated film with beautiful traditional Chinese painting style. The movie’s lyrical sceneries and drawing style create a strong contrast to the discrimination and violence hidden in society, amplifying the tragic imagery. Director Weijia extends her condolences to the victims who never received a proper apology.

2021 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (상)
2020 DOK Leipzig
MA Weijia
Ma Weijia is an independent animation artist. , her graduation film made at the Art Institute of Chicago, has won awards at numerous festivals, including the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, the Bucheon International Animation Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.
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