From Andreas Hykade, the Director of the Animation and Visual Effects program at Germany’s Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, comes a short animated film called Nuggets. Things start off innocuously, with a kiwi taking a casual stroll down a road, eventually encountering and tasting some golden nuggets. The nuggets are delicious, it turns out, too delicious to resist. Then [spoiler alert!] things take a dark turn, as we watch our friendly kiwi sink into addiction and despair. In an interview conducted by the Animation World Network, Hykade says that he created the film for young teenagers who might be tempted one day (presumably by drugs). And when that day comes, he hopes they’ll think about Nuggets and its striking, stripped-down message about addiction and the life it brings.
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Powerful and heartbreaking
This reminds me of a friend of mine..
Sums up my college years, alright.
This is spot on a very easy way to explain to people why you are addicted there is a very stale bloddy mindedness connected to addiction more education needs to be given from a very young age. Advertising is the beast that kicks off addiction remember being a young child having to “collect” things sticker books etc the powers that be want people to be addicted keeps everyone down here 😞 always look for the light people it’s there head for it and don’t divert your route 🙏