Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Forbidden Tree short animated film

Apologies to those loyal blog readers who noticed something amiss with this blog post – I had intended to share this short film earlier, but something stuffed up in some 'email to blog' features I'd relied on.

I recommend Forbidden Tree as an interesting, compelling short animation from a film maker whom I think is Persian, with some interesting social comments on what happens when love, or lust, feel the sting of public 'moral' outrage, gossip, and . Love-crime and punishment Iranian style?

I originally found this short film via
National Film Board of Canada. I think it was a competition entry on YouTube chanell or network.

Available on YouTube via

[Updated 8 June 2010. Sorry for the delay in fixing this.]

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Jamie, who is four today!

Jamie requested a tiger cake. Of course, Daddy, i.e me, had to deliver!

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