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Little Hurts

Director: Debra Solomon

United States, 2022, 11 min

Festival Year:2023


Cast:Debra Solomon

Crew:Writer: Debra Solomon. Producer: Debra Solomon.


An errand at the dry cleaners unleashes a free-for-all of fat-shaming, body image demons and family dieting obsessions.

About the director

Debra Solomon has been making animated films since 1995. She is a N.Y.F.A fellow and Jerome recipient, her films have won awards at festivals around the world, including a Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale, Best Soundtrack in Annecy, and a Special Jury Award at the World Animation Festival. Her film “Everybody’s Pregnant” is in MOMA's film and video collection. In 2001, Debra helped create the Disney Channel's first hit show, “Lizzie McGuire” designing the animated Lizzie and acting as animation director for the series and movie adaptation. She has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017. Her film “Getting Over Him in 8 Songs or Less”, was featured on HBO.

Her latest animated short “Little Hurts” features fat-shaming, body image demons and family dieting obsessions performing under the big top.

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Filmmaker's note

My films are about externalizing the internal, creating an inside-out world where feeling is dominant. My choices are about how to make feelings come alive for the audience through color, humor, and music.

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