The Burdened Ass

Short Film

Director: Adrian Hedgecock. Drama/Poetry, 12mins, 16mm, 2002.

France, 1916: John, a soldier and wannabe poet needs to save his sanity, and his ass, whilst he still can. Deserting the front line, John wonders with his head in the clouds until befriending an ass whose attitude towards life causes the young soldier to re-evaluate everything (he thinks) he knows…

Official selections: Palm Springs Int’ Short Film Festival 2002, Brisbane International Film Festival 2003, Zebra Poetry Film Award Competition 2004. Distributed internationally by the British Council.

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