Pokey Pokey

USA 2015 7’
29.09 TH 16.30, 30.09 FR 15.00 @Katowice City of Gardens: room 211

DIRECTED BY: Junjie Zhang
SCREENPLAY BY: Junjie Zhang
PRODUCED BY: University of Southern California

In an overdrawn world that looks like a combo of the darkest corners of Las Vegas and the dystopian future from Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”, stress-free parenting is pretty much a mission: impossible. “Pokey Pokey” shows the absurd stage of the efforts of overeager parents to shield their babies from all demoralization and harm – both real and imagined. Instead of changing the degenerate world around them, the adults in Zhang’s animation are merely absorbed in covering their kids’ eyes. An additional help arrives in the form of an intensely advertised soda called “Pokey Pokey”.

Junjie Zhang

Independent animator, illustrator and lecturer. Studied at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Southern California. Lives in Hong Kong, where he creates and gives lectures on animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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