Arts: “The Mantis Parable” on Easter and Passover


I just viewed The Mantis Parable (2006), the first animated short by filmmaker Josh Staub.

It is a perfect short film for the Passover and Easter holidays (which also coincided with Buddha’s birthday this year). It’s a story of life in the face of death; control over our own bodies and stories; dyspathy, compassion and redemption; liberation from captivity; and accepting the risks of sacrifice to help another. Since its release, this film has gained international acclaim at film festivals worldwide.

If you know of other works of art we should consider including on our Art webpage, please let us know. Enjoy!