Explorer of the dream world.
PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction.
Use the story to create timetable problems for the children to solve.
E.g. How much time passed between the alarm clock going off and the piano lesson?
The year is 1951, the place is Korea and there is a war going on. The hero of the story is Manuk. We first see him exploring the wreck of a downed plane looking for some ‘useful’ bits of metal. Manuk wanders around the town on his way home, playing perilously close to the railway – using the trains to flatten bits of metal which he uses to make small toys. There are some funny moments, he throws a stone during a game and it hits a cyclist. There is a poignant moment at the end when a parcel arrives. The audience is led to assume that his father has been killed in action and these are his possessions. Manuk does not realise.