话说浑沌 The Story of Chaos
话说浑沌 The Story of Chaos is a paper and plasticine stop-motion animation that retells the humorous and whimsical legend of Chaos from the revered Chinese text, Zhuangzi.
In a modern classroom, a student learns of the gathering of Chaos and the Emperors of the Northern and Southern seas. She reads the ancient text aloud to her class. Yet, beneath the watchful eyes of her teacher, her imaginative wanderings are curbed. There can be no mistakes in her narration, no tangents to traverse, and no revisions to the tale. She fumbles to keep her teacher’s corrective influence at bay and loses sight of her chaos within.
The Story of Chaos explores the stifling effects that education can have and offers, in turn, a hopeful antidote to its perils.