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"WSIM" animation: A message of invisible disabilities and life challenges

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Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011

****UPDATE (Jan 2012):
To see more info, go to: http://ilivewithadisability.com/wsim-...

"WSIM: What Suffered Inside Me" is a short drama about a character named Simon that sees himself as an incomplete stick figure with crossed lines (horizontal and vertical) on his face. He visualizes simple figures with only horizontal lines on their faces as unable to see his inner self. The feelings of loneliness, unhappiness, and falling into darkness, represented by black blobs, can form clinical depression. At the beginning of the film, Simon is having a meal with a dark figure. Simon doesn't have eyes to see the figure's inner self and doesn't understand him until the black figure begins to show his unhappy mood. Simon notices the way that this figure is acting and his eyes begin to open.

Different scenes take place such as Simon's flashbacks before and after his disability, and other suffering moments that he has experienced. Using his imagination to express his feelings and memories, he creates an artwork — hung in a gallery — to let people see, share, and understand his invisible disability.

Awards:
Best Film - Vancouver Island Short Film Festival 2009
Best Film - Hamilton Music and Film Festival 2009
Best Foreign Mini - Washougal International Film Festival 2009
Honorable Mentioned - 36th Annual Athens International Film + Video (Ohio) 2009

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