The Wound and the Gift

A film about the growing movement to "rescue" animals abandoned by human beings. The narrative spine of the film is a Japanese fable, conveyed in gently animated original illustrations, about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, who repays her rescuers with a profound gift.

Producers: Hashimoto Yoshiko, Linda Hoaglund
Director: Linda Hoaglund
DP: Kirsten Johnson
Music: Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai
Editor: William Lehman
Illustrations: Victo Ngai