Little José

Little José, a kid on a wheelchair, storms out from the gates into the public square, along with the rest of the shower crowds. One of the dancers, Divya Kakkar, is his guardian angel; she lovingly wheels him forward.

Character Little JoséActorChristian Der-Arakelian

During the shower dance, the dancers form a semi-circle and perform a farewell dance as he mounts a spacecraft which takes off into the sky, but where is heading to?

We’re on some sort of beautiful paradisiacal planet. On a terrain covered with red sand, Rocky, the doggie that has been rescued from the puppy mill, is seen playing with Little José. Monica and Jesus, the adoptive parents, are observing the touching moment unfold with love. Little José could have travelled anywhere or wished for anything, but his one true desire wasn’t to be able to walk again, but to be surrounded with a loving family.

P.S. The drawings are pre-production sketches that were based on the director’s vision and inspiration. In function, they were a guiding force that helped carve the filmed scenes’ composition. At times, you might notice discrepancies between the sketch and the actual scene, and this happens for various reasons: some things look better a certain way in practice, limited resources limit the possibilities or even, the director has honed the idea, or decided to change the meaning entirely. For most of The Shower Song though, the scenes have come out spot-on identical to the vision.


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