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Lights for Gita

Michel Vo, Canada, 2001, 7 min 34 s


Lights for Gita


This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can’t wait to celebrate Divali – the Hindu festival of lights – in her new home in Canada. But it’s nothing like New Delhi, where she comes from. The weather is cold and grey and a terrible ice storm cuts off the power, ruining her plans for a party. Obviously, a Divali celebration now is impossible. Or is it? As Gita experiences the glittering beauty of the icy streets outside, the traditional festival of lights comes alive in a sparkling new way.

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