Ronan’s Escape (short film) forces audiences to think about change

25 May

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Bullying is a hot-topic issue that has received considerable attention from the film community in the last couple of years. A. J. Carter writes and directs one of the most powerful short films on the subject by allowing the actions to speak for itself. He does not pull any punches and presents an accurate depiction of young people targeting one of their classmate, as well as the potential impact it can have on its victim.

Ronan is a 14 year-old boy who has been labeled a “loser” by his peers. He attempts to persevere through the physical and mental abuse, but finds himself frustrated, embarrassed, hurt, and alone. Carter storytelling is more complex than the sparse words he uses throughout the film. He allows audiences to witness the behavior and to think about their potential role and responsibility when it comes to treating others with respect. Ronan’s Escape is a thought provoking short that forces audiences to think about change.

WORD COUNT: 159

Chuck’s Grade: A

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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