(1) “Dream”: Based on the art works of Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian master of miniature painting, this 3D animated short film from Iran features dazzling colors and Middle-Eastern music, but it presents a fantasy filled with provocative undertones of delusion and denial. (2) “Smoke and Ocher”: This drama takes place 19,000 years ago, in the European Paleolithic Era. Owing to his habit of making drawings of animals and neglecting to watch a child for whom he is responsible, a man risks the life of that child in a hunting accident.

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Paleolithic Europe (Wikipedia)

Paleolithic Settlement (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Rock Art of Europe (Wikipedia)