Paper Words

A 3D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
October 3, 2010
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Series and Special Projects

Joyce Lee

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The Film

A bright and happy child, five-year-old Mai is newly arrived from China and placed in a kindergarten classroom in a small, Midwestern town. Beautifully rendered in 3-D animation, Paper Words follows Mai as she engages her imagination to keep her company in a strange new world.