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Sometimes a helping
hand is more of a wing

The Park Bench film is a story about family, care, and hope. As Bella, a young girl, struggles to cope with her
father's Sickle Cell diagnosis, she is befriended by an unlikely ally who lends a helping hand (or wing).

Official Selection 2022 - Sedona International Film Festival Official Selection 2022 - Brand Storytelling Official Selection 2022 - Animation Dingle Official Selection 2022 - Cleveland International Film Festival Official Selection 2022 - Oxford Film Festival Winner 2022 - Sedona International Film Festival - Audience Choice - Best Animated Film Official Selection 2022 - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

A carefully-curated team of award-winning creators bring the message of care to life through writing, animation, and music

Writer/Director Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards


The writer of the Academy Award-nominated The Princess and the Frog

Producer Carl Reed

Carl Reed


Academy Award-winning producer of the animated short film, Hair Love

Musical Score Nas


Musical Score

Grammy Award-winning
musical artist

Care is at our core

That's why we made this film: to highlight the importance of standing in the gap for those who are struggling. Like African Americans, who are suffering from Sickle Cell at a much higher rate than other ethnicities. Getting health care shouldn't cost them peace of mind, and Aflac is committed to helping ensure it doesn't. Watch this video to learn more.

Learn how Aflac
is helping to close
the health
and wealth gap

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