Original Film Title: Orion 1925
Director’s Name: Luna Sue Huang
Country of Origin: China
Country of Filming: China
Runtime: 1 minute 29 seconds
In Buddhism, all the suffering in the world comes from ignorance and greed.
In this noisy, busy world, we are used to running all the time, deceiving ourselves to race to the end, to chase happiness, but we haven’t even found the right starting point; we haven’t noticed the real important things, so we forget our feelings in this nothingness. The original meaning of nirvana is “extinguishment”, not death. What extinguishes is not human nature, but the flame of greed, hatred and illusion. Maybe when we can live in the present day, we can become real people.
‘It’s like a strong wind blowing fire, not into the fire, but out of it.’
In this animation, I experimented with using oil paint as the medium, mono print as the method to draw each frame, using Buddhist metaphors as visual elements to tell the story of a person’s change from sad, angry, empty emotion to observe themselves and finally know the meaning of life.