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Float: Embracing Inclusivity

Float: Embracing Inclusivity

Literary
By PATRICK V. MIGUEL   IN A SOCIETY where there is a socially-constructed notion of “normal”, anything that goes beyond it is often frowned upon or set-aside. People who are deemed “different” face struggles in their daily lives. As a result, these “othered” people live by the pressure to conform.  Introduced as the first Pixar film that features Filipino main characters, Float (2019), alongside other SparkShorts, is currently up for free streaming on Youtube. Directed by Bobby Rubio, Float is a short animated film that tells a story between a father and a “different” son as they both deal with the pressure to conform to normality.  Rubio dedicated the film to his own child who has been diagnosed with autism. However, in the film, the child’s condition is represented i...