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Gabriel

An imaginative 6-year-old boy, Gabriel, has developed a close relationship with some ants he’s collected and is keeping in an ant farm. When one of them stops moving, he asks his mother questions about love, life and death for the first time. After listening closely to his mom’s distracted response, Gabriel goes to great lengths in caring for the soul of his ant, making sure it gets into heaven. Gabriel’s unique interpretation leads him to make the first major independent decision of his life. Convinced the deceased ant must get to heaven, and eager to witness this passage, Gabriel embarks on a self-appointed quest and is rewarded. Reflecting the pure love and sweet innocence of childhood, this film transforms death into a miracle. This award-winning short film has toured the world as one of the best Australian short films for children. Most recently it has screened in a tour of children’s film festivals through South America.

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