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USA 2022
Duration: 05:00
Directed by: Kari Barber
Screenplay: Kari Barber
Animation: Gabriel O'Connor
Technique: Gabriel O'Connor
Music: Katsu Suda
Production/School: River Road Big Films
Dialogue language: English
Subtitles language: NA

On a beautiful, sunny day five year old Zizou fell to the ground and died when his heart suddenly stopped. In that moment of losing my son I was thrown into the cold reality of America’s complicated relationship with death. Through animation, "Death and Magic Castles" explores traditions of mourning and loss in different cultures and follows my quest to bring death and life closer together in a culture where mourning is taboo and the goal is to live forever.