Disclaimer: I haven’t had a chance to watch this video yet. From reading comments briefly, it appears that a trigger warning is in order for bullying, child abuse, and potentially domestic violence between her parents. Others have mentioned that it’s hard to watch in places.
Escape is an emotional short film (under 10 minutes) about a young gamer who suffers through bullying at school and a traumatic life at home who turns to playing Zelda as her way of hiding from what’s going on in her life. I suspect this will resonate with many of us who might have had similar experiences in our lives. I think we can all agree that gaming has the ability to do powerful things and can be a wonderful escape, which is why I personally fight for video games to exclude people less.
Created by Baruch Films, this short video won in the Student Shorts category at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2012.
(via The Mary Sue)