A hard topic—depression—becomes a conversation for the entire class in this animated fable, which emphasizes the healing power of individual choice. Two birds with broken wings are trapped in a hopelessly deep pit. One bird tries to escape but falls deeper into the pit and disappears. The other flops about listlessly until a friendly dragonfly goads it into climbing the almost sheer walls. And why are so many mushrooms mysteriously falling in from above? Grades 10 and up. Color. 14 minutes. VEA (Video Education America). ©2009.
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