The film “The Train to Qinling” takes the viewer through a magical and cute experience following a timid Middle-Eastern traveler that gets lost on a train in China with no one else but a Panda! She must learn to communicate with him in order to find the adventure she was looking for in an unexpected way. The film discusses the importance of communicating with those who are different from you. Rather than fearing the different, we should embrace it and find more creative ways to understand one-another.


Born and raised in Israel, Shir has always been extremely passionate about the world of cinema and animation. Backpacking around the world and working as a flight attendant have enriched her world of storytelling, while working with children with special needs have enhanced her interest in the subject of communication. Shir’s goal as an animator is to convey important subjects with the world through adventures and innocent stories. She believes the best way to influence the young minds is through the subtleties that speak to the subconscious of the viewer. “The Train to Qinling” discusses the importance of communication. Communicating with people from different backgrounds, cultures or even disabilities create the most amazing and enriching experiences.