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Note To Self

A docu-short that juxtaposes childhood aspirations and current professions.
3/5

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Sierra Bonét’s short documentary is a thought-provoking exploration of childhood aspirations and the evolving realities of adulthood. Through her interviews with contemporaries, Bonét delves into the dreams and ambitions of her subjects and juxtaposes them with their current professional circumstances. The film beautifully captures the essence of passion, dreams, and the innocence of youth, while also highlighting the inevitable changes that life brings.

The focus on individuals in the creative industries adds an extra layer of fascination to the documentary. It allows viewers to glimpse into the lives of those who had once dreamt of pursuing artistic careers and see how their paths have diverged or evolved over time. This aspect makes the film relatable and inspiring, as it showcases the complexities and unpredictability of following one’s passions.

One drawback of the film is the lack of audio, which necessitates relying solely on subtext. While this approach may have been intentional, it does leave viewers longing for vocal narration or dialogue. The addition of a musical soundtrack, too, would have enhanced the emotional impact of the documentary and provided a more immersive experience.

Nonetheless, the overarching message of the film shines through, reminding us that it is perfectly normal to not have concrete aspirations during childhood and that change and shifts in vocation are natural. Sierra Bonét’s documentary serves as a gentle reminder that dreams may transform, but the journey of self-discovery and growth is what truly matters.

The documentary is a fascinating watch that encourages introspection and reflection. With its focus on childhood aspirations and the realities of adulthood, the film offers a glimpse into the complexities of pursuing one’s dreams. While the lack of audio may be a drawback, the underlying message remains powerful and relatable.

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Note To Self

A docu-short that juxtaposes childhood aspirations and current professions.
3/5

Review

Sierra Bonét’s short documentary is a thought-provoking exploration of childhood aspirations and the evolving realities of adulthood. Through her interviews with contemporaries, Bonét delves into the dreams and ambitions of her subjects and juxtaposes them with their current professional circumstances. The film beautifully captures the essence of passion, dreams, and the innocence of youth, while also highlighting the inevitable changes that life brings.

The focus on individuals in the creative industries adds an extra layer of fascination to the documentary. It allows viewers to glimpse into the lives of those who had once dreamt of pursuing artistic careers and see how their paths have diverged or evolved over time. This aspect makes the film relatable and inspiring, as it showcases the complexities and unpredictability of following one’s passions.

One drawback of the film is the lack of audio, which necessitates relying solely on subtext. While this approach may have been intentional, it does leave viewers longing for vocal narration or dialogue. The addition of a musical soundtrack, too, would have enhanced the emotional impact of the documentary and provided a more immersive experience.

Nonetheless, the overarching message of the film shines through, reminding us that it is perfectly normal to not have concrete aspirations during childhood and that change and shifts in vocation are natural. Sierra Bonét’s documentary serves as a gentle reminder that dreams may transform, but the journey of self-discovery and growth is what truly matters.

The documentary is a fascinating watch that encourages introspection and reflection. With its focus on childhood aspirations and the realities of adulthood, the film offers a glimpse into the complexities of pursuing one’s dreams. While the lack of audio may be a drawback, the underlying message remains powerful and relatable.

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