Checkpoint is a short animation film directed by Jana Kattan. It was presented at the This is England festival. The story is about a young girl who needs to pass a checkpoint to go to school. When she is queuing she sees an old man with a bag of oranges but the soldier won’t let him pass so he goes back. After spending the whole day waiting, when she needs to present her pass to the soldier, the girl panics and runs back home. On her way back, she sees the old man and eats an orange with him.
We chose that movie because we like animation and we find that this animation is beautiful and the music of the movie is gentle. This movie is real because it talks about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. We think this movie represents the life of some people in the world. The short film is original and the end is friendly.
Arthur, Clément, Paul 3e2
At the beginning of the film, there is a little girl with her mother. The girl wakes up to go to school. Her mother puts Jaffa oranges in her bag. She grabs her school bag and gets out of her home. After a long way, she arrives at a checkpoint. There is a crowd of people there so now, she moves on step by step and she is very worried about her school. I liked the film because I find the story interesting . It talks about the difficult life of Palestinians.