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(USA, 13 minutes, directed by Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden)
Imagine an animated, poetic version of Francois Truffaut's "The Wild Child" and you'll begin to grasp the story and theme of this audacious short, which harnesses occasionally psychedelic images to great effect. Writer/director Sousa sticks almost entirely to black-and-white in his storytellng, which makes his limited use of color really pop. The wordless tale of a young boy living alone in a forest and brought into human civilization by a hunter, it might strike some parents as being too intense for little kids, given its opening depiction of wolves hunting a deer and, later, schoolyard bullying.