In this dystopian future Kissy finds a shark washed up on the beach on the way home from school. It’s mouth has become entangled with fishing wire and it is suffocating on land. She attempts to drag it back out to sea but both she and the shark become entangled in fishing wire and plastic matter. Upon realizing that she cannot return the shark to the ocean and that without help the shark will die, Kissy decides that in order to save the shark she has no other choice but to take it back to her house. More...
KISSY is a social realist fairytale, a contemporary view of a future which feel’s worryingly familiar and plausible. KISSY explores themes of GRIEF, POLLUTION and HOPE. KISSY is a young teenager enduring difficult financial and family circumstances, she tries to save a hopeless, beached shark that is dying of plastic contamination. This story explores the painful reality of the damage made by man-made pollution and the futile will of one young woman to right this pervasive wrong. More...
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