I Dreamt I was a Butterfly

“Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuangzi, ~300 B.C (translated by Lin Yutang)


Direction by Elizabeth Wadium

Performance by Gabrielle Gigot

Narration by Anna Wang

(United States, 2018) 3 minutes

part of FAD Collections for grades K-2 & 3-5