Nuggets: An Animated Portrayal of the Making of an Addict

A haunting portrayal of addiction

In this short film, the kiwi ingests a nugget and the flightless bird is lifted into the air for the first time. The twirls above the earth prove intoxicating, and the kiwi begins a pursuit of the nuggets to recreate that experience. Using simple line drawings and changes in background color, the German animator, Andreas Hykade, creates a visual metaphor for addiction that is gripping and surprisingly human.

Thumbnail credit: Screenshot from Nuggets by Andreas Hykade

Anne Spollen lives happily as a Solo Mom to three kids and works as an author, a writer, and a college teacher.

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