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Traffic Signal Story

Director: Mohammadreza Babadi, 2021, Iran, 5 minutes, Animation

A lonely traffic light is always on the green at a busy intersection. It gets desperate due to cars passing by quickly without paying attention to it. After several attempts, it turns from green to red for the first time successfully but cannot return to green again. So, cars stop at the intersection and traffic becomes heavy. Hence, the vehicles protest and take their horns. The traffic light gets into a panic and all its lights turn off and all cars pass. The light feels overwhelmed but decides to change everything. It tries hard and successes to alter its lights normally. However, the cars realize the traffic light works regularly and is not permanently green anymore. So, the vehicles proceed to the intersection rarely.

Screening with: Shorts Program #2


Traffic Signal Story
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 11:00 AM

Mohammadreza Babadi

Mohammadreza Babadi was born in 1986. He is an animator and screenwriter. He received an honorary diploma in Short Screenplay from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society in 2020, and also from Chamran University in 2012.

2014 HERO / Short animation
2019 The Trap / Short film experimental
2021 Not Reached the Crossroads / Short film
2022 It was Night / Short film
2022 Traffic Signal Story / Short animation