Private Project

WABI - SABI (short)

“A nonresidential Japanese family lives in central Asia Kyrgyzstan. They plan a trip to Tokyo for Olympics 2020. While the little girl Ayami is very excited about her first trip to the Japanese city, their plan gets shattered due to the covid lockdown. Ayami's parents try to convince her and make her understand the pandemic situation and the reality of life.”

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    15 minutes
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    1,000 USD
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - DI SICA RAY

“I am an independent filmmaker and cinematographer. I have made short films in Kyrgyz, English, Italian and Japanese languages.”

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Director Statement

The film teaches the importance of resilience in the face of unexpected challenges. Ayami's initial excitement is met with disappointment when her trip gets canceled due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Through her parents' guidance and support, Ayami learns to adapt, accept the situation, and find new ways to experience joy and fulfillment.

Empathy and Compassion: Ayami's parents play a crucial role in helping her understand the pandemic situation and the reality of life. Through their conversations, the film promotes empathy and compassion, emphasizing the importance of considering others' safety

Appreciating Family and Relationships: Ayami's journey showcases the significance of family support and strong relationships. Her parents provide comfort, guidance, and understanding throughout the difficult situation. By highlighting the power of familial bonds, the film encourages viewers to appreciate and cherish their own families and the support they provide during challenging times.

Creativity and Imagination: As Ayami's Tokyo trip gets canceled, she learns to find alternative ways to experience the spirit of the Olympics and Japanese culture. The film promotes creativity and imagination, encouraging children to think outside the box and find joy in exploring new activities and creating their own meaningful experiences.