"a WORLD in CHAOS" is an animated short with a non-linear story comprising many different animals in their natural habitats re-enacting the unfortunate situations that an average human may experience everyday, including, but not limited to; racism, sexual discrimination in the workplace, immigration, anxiety, and depression.
This will bring into focus the fact that humans have created these issues for themselves and are not born with these kinds of prejudices or predispositions, highlighting the general chaotic insanity of life as a human being on planet earth at this time in our history.
Utilizing the Power of Animation in the Portrayal of Depression and Anxiety within Film, Television and Online Media
I believe that the use and portrayal of the conditions depression and anxiety on screen, should not only be a plot device to serve a story, but treated with the care and compassion it commands to educate and inform an audience about the contributing factors to the illness of the sufferer as well as offering examples of effective methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and not only to represent recovery in a way that would impact a sufferer so negatively in the real world or in a timeframe that is disproportionately unrealistic. With this in mind, I propose that the most appropriate and effective medium for portraying anxiety and depression on film is by using animation. My aim is to find meaning in the decisions of content creators, in the hope that they provide an undistorted vision of what using animation can bring to the fight when tackling a subject as important and as sensitive as this. I will then end with my findings and conclude with my thoughts on what they mean regarding the need for responsibility when producing animated content as well as the implications for an audience of sufferers and non sufferers alike.