Official Selection

The Struggle for Inner Peace

United States of America 2023
Duration: 04:53
Directed by: Jacob Mitchell Dew
Screenplay: Jacob Mitchell Dew
Animation: Jacob Mitchell Dew
Technique: Digital 2D Animation
Music: Public Domain
Production/School: University of South Alabama

The Struggle for Inner Peace is a story about a small dragon boy, named Rhogar. The piece follows Rhogar on a journey of self-discovery throughout different stages of his life. At a young age we see Rhogar is ruthlessly bullied by the people in his town, so he seeks a way to defend himself. This leads him to the Master, a wizened instructor in martial arts who teaches him how to fight and protect himself. During his training, Rhogar learns to find his own inner peace and move beyond the pain of his past.

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