Hi everyone, hope you're having a good Friday. I wanted to share this 7-minute claymation/pixelation/live action short film called Facing it.
It is moving and powerful and I recommend it as a tool for checking in with ourselves and understanding ourselves better, but it is not comfortable viewing.
Please give yourself a healthy dose of self-compassion and kindness as you watch it, and take good care of yourself if it brings up sadness or similar feelings.
Here is what the director Sam Gainsbourgh has said about the short film:
“The main character is someone who has learned to repress his emotions. If he feels sad or angry, his skin physically restricts him from showing these emotions. This means his skin is constantly swirling and transforming, meaning he can never be truly comfortable in his own skin.”
I also want to say that social anxiety is not always about repressing emotions, so if this doesn't resonate with you and you do experience social anxiety in other ways, you are not alone.
Please share what you think below if you watch it. 💬
Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead 🧡💛