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Why'd The Beetle Cross The Road?

USA, 1984 (MIFF 1986, Children's - Programme 1)

Director: Jan Skrentny

This "bug's eye" view of the world aims to depict a beetle s epic journey across the beach. His treacherous trip is littered with obstacles: joggers roller skaters dogs children. He survives a close encounter with a dog only to find himself at the mercy of a fork-wielding little boy.

This witty blend of live action and animation is suggested for 15-17 year olds as it focuses on different points of view. perceptions and animism.

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