The Crossing

Synopsis

In recent decades, tens of thousands of Tibetans have made the perilous journey across the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, into India. They are fleeing the persecution they face in their homeland, which has been occupied by China for more than 60 years.

Review

5/5
A brave, emotional short that informs and educates through artistic brilliance.
Chris Shaw’s 5-minute animation short follows a Tibetan refugee’s treacherous journey across the Himalayas. Since the Chinese invasion in 1950, over 100,000 Tibetans have made such journey and the short film captures the dramatic escape finely.

Written by Chris Shaw, Andrew Myors, Sara Stafford and Sam Wylde, ‘The Crossing’ is powerfully artistic. Up-standing animation, crisp sound effects and soundtrack aids the viewer to feel the harsh dramatic climate and the emotional expedition. Every frame of this short film is craftily considered with picturesque landscapes and intense close-ups.

The Crossing Short Film
Throughout the animation we learn of the refugee’s motive for escape, exploring the brutality and persecution faced by the Tibetan people. The short ends as the frost fades and the sun rises on a Tibetan refugee centre. A beautiful flower symbolically captures the confinement and later freedom of the refugee – showcasing solid artistic poignancy. Tamas Steger and Daniel Herincs deliver a dramatic soundtrack that pulls at the heart and carries the emotional narrative.

‘The Crossing’ isn’t afraid to document the extreme suffering the Buddhist country received by the hands of communist China and that must be applauded. A brave, emotional short that informs and educates through artistic brilliance. Highly recommended to all ages.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Chris Shaw
Writer(s): Andrew Myors, Chris Shaw, Sam Wylde, Sara Stafford
Cast: Dawa Tsering, Pempa Samuels
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation: Chris Shaw
Sound: Tamas Steger
Music: Daniel Herincs,Tamas Steger
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Animation
Subjects: Corruption, Culture, Politics, Survival
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2018
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Chris Shaw
Writer(s): Andrew Myors, Chris Shaw, Sam Wylde, Sara Stafford
Cast: Dawa Tsering, Pempa Samuels
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Tamas Steger
Music: Daniel Herincs,Tamas Steger
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Animation
Subjects: Corruption, Culture, Politics, Survival
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2018

Recommended

The Crossing

Synopsis

In recent decades, tens of thousands of Tibetans have made the perilous journey across the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, into India. They are fleeing the persecution they face in their homeland, which has been occupied by China for more than 60 years.

Review

A brave, emotional short that informs and educates through artistic brilliance.

5/5
Chris Shaw’s 5-minute animation short follows a Tibetan refugee’s treacherous journey across the Himalayas. Since the Chinese invasion in 1950, over 100,000 Tibetans have made such journey and the short film captures the dramatic escape finely.

Written by Chris Shaw, Andrew Myors, Sara Stafford and Sam Wylde, ‘The Crossing’ is powerfully artistic. Up-standing animation, crisp sound effects and soundtrack aids the viewer to feel the harsh dramatic climate and the emotional expedition. Every frame of this short film is craftily considered with picturesque landscapes and intense close-ups.

The Crossing Short Film
Throughout the animation we learn of the refugee’s motive for escape, exploring the brutality and persecution faced by the Tibetan people. The short ends as the frost fades and the sun rises on a Tibetan refugee centre. A beautiful flower symbolically captures the confinement and later freedom of the refugee – showcasing solid artistic poignancy. Tamas Steger and Daniel Herincs deliver a dramatic soundtrack that pulls at the heart and carries the emotional narrative.

‘The Crossing’ isn’t afraid to document the extreme suffering the Buddhist country received by the hands of communist China and that must be applauded. A brave, emotional short that informs and educates through artistic brilliance. Highly recommended to all ages.

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