Perhaps one of the more endearing passages in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince comes from the narrator. He explains that, as a child, he drew a picture of an elephant that had been consumed by a snake. When he showed this picture to adults they were incapable of seeing the boa-consumed elephant and instead just saw a drawing of a hat. The adults even went so far as to advise the boy to try something other than drawing. This lack of creative understanding is, of course, something that often separates a child’s imagination from that of an adult. What is it that happens? Is there something about growing older that mutes our ability to see the world as if it were new? Do our minds settle to the point where we depend on shortcuts instead of really trying to figure out what plainly sits before us? Argentine Juan Pablo Zaramella’s short film Viaje a marte seems to challenge these same questions. Please enjoy and ask yourself if you’re seeing something more than a hat.