THORNS

Jonathan Lowe
2013
UK
5 mins
A young boy collects blackberries along a rural London path; a loner preferring the solitude of nature. A young girl approaches, offering him a handful of unripe green berries. He accepts graciously before she is escorted away by three young boys. An act of cruelty and humiliation towards the girl inspires an act of empathy and humanity from the boy.