I Did It: NANUUQ, a Short Film


NANUUQ ("Polar Bear" in Inuit language) is the name of my first short animated film. I created it as part of my animation course at the Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, France. I chose animation because I like "moving drawing." I like backgrounds, huge landscapes, and I am fascinated by ice floe, iced lakes (Lake Baikal), and by bears in general. As such, I decided to do a contemplative short film on the Arctic region, and when I realized that I could show tragic events which take place over in the Arctic (and all over our Earth) to all people, I just wanted to include this message in it.

As a conscious person (not as an extremist activist), I wanted to deliver an understated message instead of a big punch to make you think about this situation.

My idea was—either the viewer of my film says, "This was just an arctic short with nice backgrounds," (and I am okay with this—they appreciated the film but didn't see the message), or they say, "Oh wow, that's right. The melting ice will be more and more important, and we are just killing our Earth and ecosystem." If the viewer realizes the latter, then my message is delivered and I am happy.

I enjoyed creating it, so I hope you enjoy watching it.

Finally, I will tell you what you can do to give a better future to our Earth…don't be afraid. You don't have to do big things all around the world. Just do daily simple gestures and you will be one of the first savers of our Earth.

Be nice with Mother Nature and she will give goodness back to us. Think about that.

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-Short Film Credit: Jim Lachasse

-Written by: Jim Lachasse