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M’sian Animated Film Wins ANOTHER International Award For Its Heartwarming Story About Learning Disabilities In School

M’sian Animated Film Wins ANOTHER International Award For Its Heartwarming Story About Learning Disabilities In School

The short film focuses on a dedicated teacher determined to help a student with learning disabilities

Anne Dorall

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You might have seen this lovely little short film telling the story of how a teacher did her best to teach a student with learning disabilites.

While it already has a couple of neat awards under its belt, Kring! has won yet another international award- the Best Animated Film for Kids in the ReAnima Festival in Norway!

The film was first published on YouTube in July 2019. Yet, one year later, it’s still raking in international awards for its wonderful animation and story.

Earlier this year, the film had also won the Best Short Animation award at the France-based 4th International Film Festival on Disabilities.

Read more: Malaysian Animated Short Film Wins Awards For Story About A Dedicated Teacher Tackling Learning Disabilities

The animation certainly is smooth and well-done, a testament to the level of talent in the country, but what really drives the film is the story.

A Teacher’s Dedication

The teacher in the film, Suraya, has a cheerful but restless student Mael who isn’t good at numbers.

After countless attempts to tutor him in math, Suraya comes to realize that Mael has dyscalculia, a specific learning disability that affects a person’s ability to understand numbers! People with this learning disability struggle with mathematics because their brains do not process numbers in a conventional manner.

In Mael’s mind, the number 7 and 8 are visualized as a car and a giant spider.
(Credit: Brainy Bones Studio/YouTube)

Once she realizes this, Suraya changes her method of teaching into a way that Mael would understand, to the great delight of both teacher and student.

Malaysian Talent

There’s no shortage of amazing Malaysian talent, but it sure is nice to earn recognition for great work done.

Director Hilmi Ismail noted in his Tweet that this award is yet another achievement for Brainy Bones and Malaysia. Let’s hope that they continue making great animations and wonderful stories!


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