SHORT FOCUS 2019: Tide [Berkant Dumlu, Switzerland, 2019]

"The tide is high but i'm holding on..."

Although Tide has many levels of interpretation, as the sun glares down in record temperatures and unprecedented fires rage across the melting arctic, it is difficult to view it outside of the context of the current climate emergency. In two minutes, this animation shows a man’s futile attempts to escape a deadly rising tide.

This film is a good example of how a little goes a long way. The combination of a barren landscape, one faceless character and ominous music is enough to convey a sense of dread and danger.