Done as part of my graduation project
at The Department of Visual Communication, Shenkar College, 2014
Parental child - a real discussion about silenced issue
The video focuses on the 'sensitive', the 'Graduate' and 'gifted' child. These expressions may be misleading, since the child is not necessarily a talented child, but a sensitive and aware child. Child infancy identifies the needs of parents and adapts to them. The child gives up entirely of his innocent childhood, his true self and produces a 'fake me'. Subconsciously this child feeling that his parents will never like him for himself, just as fulfilling expectations.
Equally tragic is the situation of the parents, who make an effort, trying and trying, but fail to respond to the real needs of the child, they can't adapt themselves to him which only increase the suffering of both sides.
I hope my project will raise awareness among both:
- parents who are unable to understand the consequences for the child
- children who are unable to identify the phenomenon of parental child in their lives.
Written, designed, directed and produced by me
Animation by Nerri Shelan & Nadav Mizrahi
Original music by Rea Meir
Sound design Isgav Dotan
Professional guidance by Oren Green & Tal Barli