Film Title

Toy Train
Director: Anila Shah, Lau-Weng-i


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2017
Duration 1'29''
Colour Colour/B&W
Language No Dialogue with English subtitles
Genre Animation
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis Nowadays, children don’t understand how hard parents work to earn money for supporting the family. In our animation, the boy sees his father doing labor work and he realizes that he shouldn’t waste the hard-earned money on buying a toy train.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

It's not easy to pick one event that makes the trip great, but rather the people and the culture there that created such an amazing trip. I think my takeaway is that the world is a big place compared to our tiny city. Living in a wealthy and connected city like Hong Kong can easily constrain our mind, thinking that everything is already prepared here, why do we need to step out of our comfort zone to venture into the unknowns? The trip has taught me a valuable lesson by showing me all the wonderful things that you could see and achieve when I stepped out of my tiny home. Therefore, I shall try to step out of my comfort zone and venture out into the wilds of the world. Only then, I will be able to learn more things from the experience and use that to make up a good story to tell in my animation.

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