A Beautiful Animated Short About Growth and Adjustment
When she lived in Tehran, Iran, filmmaker and animator Naghmeh Farzaneh’s mother told her that when you move a plant, it needs time before it grows new leaves. Farzaneh lived this analogy when she moved to the United States. As an Iranian, she encountered lots of stereo-types and misunderstanding. This award-winning animated short showcases her experience as an immigrant in a powerful and artistic way. Seeing the experience through her eyes elicits our humanity and empathy.