Hand me back my dignity

A globally well-known professor’s life is under the threat of a critical illness, and nothing could prevent him from falling besides the most advanced medical equipment and technologies. Fortunately, not only his family and friends, people from all over the country, and even the government leaders were making their best efforts to keep this admirable old man alive for a longer time.

However, the professor himself isn’t happy about this forced extension of his life. After living a beautiful and useful life for long enough, the professor clearly knows that what he wants in his last days isn’t mechanical ventilators and journalists’ cameras. Between life on a sickbed and death with dignity, the choice has been made.

This animation discusses the professor’s pursuit of the value of life and his thoughts on the meaning of life. Rather than accepting the common thoughts on the subjects of life and death, he has his own judgment. He has always insisted on defending the dignity of life.

  • Tian Zhou
  • Tian Zhou
  • Qun Wei
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    8 minutes
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    August 31, 2021
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    136,000 CNY
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    Yes - Tianjin Arts and Crafts Vocational College
Director Biography - Tian Zhou

The director Tian Zhou is an art designer of TV & film, a stage designer, and a mentor. He graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Art in 1985, and leaded various projects around the globe including large-scale tourism landscape designs in Germany and Thailand. He started teaching in 2002 at the Institute of Software of Tianjin University as an associate professor and MA student advisor, and then a professor at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art since 2014. During his teaching career, he published multiple essays, 3 educational materials, 2 books, and 2 artwork collections. He has also held a solo exhibition in Poland. Zhou’s works including ones exhibited at the Chinese National Fine Arts Exhibition and ones chosen for the book International Modern Arts Collection of 20th Century. He has also won multiple honors including the National Art Exhibition,《 20th-century international collection of modern fine arts》 ,《 ,Honorable Mention for international cultural exchange》by The Society of Chinese Modern Culture (SCMC),《World Bronze Award artist in Chinese Contemporary Art》 Contest, and essay department silver price at “Asia International Forum on Animation Education”, etc.

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