Short Film Saturday – Why Wear A Poppy

Why Wear a Poppy (2012, Encore Cinemas)

Whenever possible I like to tie these selections to an upcoming holiday. In the US November 11th is Veteran’s Day and worldwide it is Remembrance Day. This film dramatizes a poem entitle “Why Wear a Poppy” which discusses the significance of the latter holiday’s symbol. This film does start a tad shakily, but when it enters the poem it hits its stride and makes the strong decision to not return to class and ends with the poems end, which makes it all the more powerful.