If you ask 13-year-old Marth, the best thing about animals is they never hurt anyone on purpose. This is why she's so happy with her black Chihuahua, her parrot, her rats, rabbits and five cats. She has grown used to the fact that pets die on occasion. For the animals she liked a lot, she found a great solution: she puts them in glass jars filled with formaldehyde. In her bedroom, we see various jars containing canaries and fish among her bottles of nailpolish. She proudly shows us a stuffed deer, too, a birthday present from her mother. While we see her cuddling the pony she takes care of, she talks about the anxiety and sorrow her parents' divorce caused. To escape reality and feel less dejected, she sometimes cuts and beats herself. "It's not nice, but it does help." When she makes friends with a group of goths, things seem to improve for her. In whatever case, she gives away part of her collection of stuffed animals to a collector friend.
This film is a result of the Kids & Docs workshop.