Pixar’s newest short ‘Purl’ is a must-watch for every workplace
Pixar’s new animation program SparkShorts has released its first short film, a powerful story about the difficulty of fitting into a workplace of human males.
“Purl” might be about a pink ball of yarn, but its title character adopts new behaviors and aggression to be one of the boys, a transparent allegory for women trying to break the glass ceiling in corporate culture.
After earning the faith of reticent coworkers, Purl has a chance to change the culture at B.R.O. Capital, and offers us a glimpse of what equal workplaces could look like. Written and directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, “Purl” is based on Lester’s experiences in the male-dominated field of animation. Read more…