WHEN WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE IS AN EDGE

Date:
28/10/2023
Author:
Nina Geraghty

Last weekend, a friend invited me to go to a European festival movie: NAYOLA. It's a 2022 animated film involving 3 generations of women during the devastating Angolan civil war. I have no interest in the Angolan war (I avoid war movies) and I dislike animation - I associate it with cartoons.

So I said yes.

Given recent events in Israel, I figured war was already steeped in the air. The story was both absorbing and emotional. The animation was magnificent: exquisitely artistic, vivid and dramatic and completely blew apart my narrow previous perspective.

I'm all for holding boundaries about what experiences I invite into my life. But sometimes it's worth stepping over them to discover new territory and stretch.

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