The animated movie “Colour Me Free” is a symbolised narrative influenced by the plight of civilians caught up in war. ​Through no fault of their own, these people are trapped in their cities, targeted by both sides as acceptable collateral damage, ​or even as human shields. This movie explores how these survivors are forced to question their allegiances, as expressed by
​colour, as their base human need to survive takes precedence.

 

While no specific location is depicted, the use of coloured tiled ​patterns and a desert setting depicts a middle eastern reference. The visual medium used is a cross-over between animation ​and computer game, which makes an ironic reference to the repeated game-play of senseless war. The symbolic references ​in this movie are intended to raise questions in the viewer’s mind, and remind them that with some empathy and assistance, ​the human spirit can survive and grow.

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