NUGGETS

This animated short film cleverly reveals the truth about addiction

October 13, 2017

Created by German animation studio, Film Bilder, “Nuggets” begins with an adorable kiwi bird casually strolling along before stumbling upon a golden nugget.

The bird is curious and he ingests the liquid inside. It’s instant euphoria, and with it, the kiwi can suddenly fly for a short while. As anyone who’s ever had any golden nuggets of their own can attest, what happens after he finds the next one is not the same. It doesn’t last as long, and the landing is more of a crash. Nevertheless, now the bird is no longer casually strolling, but running to get the next hit–with ever-diminishing returns.

This video captures the heartbreaking reality of addiction. It explains the initial lure, the tunnel vision that follows, and the inevitable ending. It also invites viewers to feel sorry for them, instead of contempt.

It’s difficult to watch this video, which makes “Nuggets” the rare animated short film that could potentially save lives. Your life, or that of your friends!

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