Animation, mental health, 1 min 51 sec

Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape…


animation meets poetry to inspire change in a challenging world

TURNING is a short animation from Linnéa Haviland about the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on young people; and how support and community can help us to grow. This short film is very insightful and interesting to watch and re-watch.

Through a series of animated drawings and layered videos of archive footage, along with the background noises of people in a crowd this short film starts off by highlighting images and noises that bring on a sense of anxiety and stress. White noise is cleverly used on some frames to cut from picture to picture as harshly as the content.

Along with the visuals and sounds, there is an Irish voiceover. It is beautiful to listen to, calming. Despite the image and noise on the screen the words are calm, clear and grounding. This balances well. About half way through the pictures start to change, a calming meditative tone starts and the voiceover and images enter a new phase of discovery.

BFI Flare 20191 logoWe saw this film as part of the 2019 BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The festival is running from 21 March to 31 March 2019.

You can find out more about BFI Flare on their website.

You can also check out our go to guide to women's films at BFI Flare.


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