Nata Metlukh’s graduation project takes a lovely turn, following a man whose phone reveals fears as black dots living on everyone’s shoulders. As you encounter the thing you fear, they grow in size and power.

But then the short takes a twist, explaining why we should embrace our fears and why the man with no fear — like the protagonist is in the beginning — is in danger. These are fears you can cherish.

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