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Dragonfly

Julia Morizawa
United States, 2023, 14 min.

In English.
Includes violence.

AIFF Award Winner:
Jury Award for Creative Achievement

A young girl learns of her mother’s survival of the Tokyo Firebombing on March 9-10, 1945 through the eyes of her brother’s spirit.

Director's Statement

DRAGONFLY is inspired by the little-known lives of my maternal grandparents whom I never met. My hope with this film is to raise awareness about a tragic event in history before it, and the people who were lost, are entirely forgotten.

Category: Animation.
Themes: War, Historical.

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