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Link to film: https://www.nfb.ca/film/icarus/

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A short animated film from 1974 by Paul Bochner that depicts the Greek Myth of Icarus. Icarus’s father Daedalus was a craftsman who built the Labyrinth for King Minos. After helping an enemy of Minos defeat the Labyrinth, Minos punished Daedalus by imprisoning him and his son in the Labyrinth. To escape, Daedalus created wings made from wax to allow himself and his son to fly off the island. He told his son to be careful when flying and to make sure not to fly too close to the water and not too close to the sun. Icarus fails to heed these warnings and flies too close to the sun which melts the wax and Icarus falls into the sea and drowns.

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    Paul Bochner
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