French-canadian animator Guillaume Blanchet (A girl Named Elastika) makes an allegory of the refugee crisis. Having won several prizes already, the short film is still in competition in some festivals:
“They leave by millions, from many places, fleeing a danger or a conflict, most of the time risking their lives. Their dreams are often shattered, but they keep on trying. Just like those two tea bags, fated to drown slowly, but who decided otherwise. We are all made of hope.
Each departure is a different story: a retiring employee, a young expatriate, someone who is no more, a couple that breaks up, a migrant willing to lose everything. Each exodus is a heady mix of melancholy and hope.”