Passage|Animated Short Film
Passage is an animated short that was created in response to the growing anti-immigrant sentiment in the US while exploring the intersecting narratives of varied immigrant experiences.
The film intends to steer the conversation away from divisive discourses within the immigrant community and shift focus towards more inclusive narratives and discover overlapping experiences. To communicate this stance, we chose to tell a story that was intimate and personal but still left enough room for interpretation for those unfamiliar with immigrant narratives. Passage unfolds very much like a personal essay where a series of events are retold - warped and colored by memories and emotions inviting viewers to project their own journeys upon the story.
Finding herself in a state of limbo, an Indian girl revisits her immigration journey and voyages through a tempestuous emotional landscape of memory, identity, belonging and the illusion of the American Dream.