Friday, May 16, 2014

"Me and You" - Serious Animation About a Decision to Adopt

Me and You

"Me and You" - Serious Animation About a Decision to Adopt.

"Me and You" is a very real, deep animation about a serious subject - why a mother adopted her son.

Not all animation is funny or for science or just for entertainment. Animation also can make you think and be a way to express real, raw emotions.

I'm most interested - probably unlike others who will watch this video - in how the mother describes the reaction of her father when she became pregnant at 17. That's a very real way that people dealt with such matters back in the day and certainly is no exaggeration at all. It helps draw a line at how different things are today - some would say infinitely better, some would say much worse, but there's no question at all that it is different.

Worth a look, especially if you are the sentimental type.

This StoryCorps animation was animated by Rauch Bros. Animation.

Me and You

From the youtube page:
On May 25, 1971, Jackie Miller and her husband brought home their son, Scott, whom they adopted. 37 years later, Scott brought his mother to StoryCorps, where they shared a conversation about Jackie's decision to adopt him, their profound love for one another, and Scott's trepidation at what the future holds.
Funding Provided by:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

In partnership with POV.

Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Art Direction: Bill Wray
Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch
Animation: Tim Rauch
Audio Produced by Vanara Taing, Nadia Reiman & Michael Garofalo
Original Music: Fredrik
Publisher: House of Hassle


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