KIRA (Glitter) aims to dismantle preconceived notions of vulnerability.
By challenging societal demands of being strong and weak.
Through claymation, illustrations and heartfelt collection of voice recordings, the short film hopes to encourage men to be forthcoming about their emotions,
open towards receiving affection and seeking help.
Inspired by Kintsugi, the art of highlighting cracks and embracing imperfections. A shift in perspective can aid in destroying toxic masculinity, the stigma that plagues men to suppress their emotions and act according to gender norms. In normalising crying, a perceived sign of weakness, tears can be seen to add shimmer to the eyes.
There is strength in vulnerability.
In the memory of Dylan.