Based on director’s own experience of pregnancy and delivery, Small Treasures deals with a variety kinds of feelings caused by pregnancy, such as joy, fear, responsibility, pain and sadness. In the film, we see Jane and her husband’s emotional changes during and after pregnancy, reflected in shifts in background hospital-the ocean, the pregnancy classes, the house, the zoo, the hospital. The director shows how differently woman and man react to pregnancy and subtly emphasizes the need for the couple’s mutual responsibility in raising children.
It has been said that if men have war, women have childbirth. Jane agrees, calling pregnancy and delivery a war in which there are heroes, cowards and casualties. Though there are no medals, this is a war with a female army who can talk about pain, joy, sadness and life and support each other. (Kim Hyun-Sook)
Sarah WattSarah Watt
Born in 1968, Sarah Watt received a master’s degree in 1990 in animation at the acclaimed film school, Swinburne Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she runs Sarah Watt Production and produces cel and photographic animation films. Small Treasures, has won numerous wards from many international film festival. Derwent Envy is Watt’s newest film.