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Short of the Week: The Boy and The Sea by Samer Ajouri

This entrancing, hypnotising and moving animation is now available to watch online! Once upon a time there was a boy who had joy in drawing the sea. One day, into the bottom of the sea he dove, in hope of escaping war and misery. The story did (...)

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Short of the Week - Oksijan by Edward Watts

Edward Watts’s powerful, claustrophobic short Oksijan is available to watch for a week as part of BBC Arabic’s Cinema Badila’s Cannes 2019 episode, at 29 min in. The short is followed by an interview with Edward Watts. This independent short film, (...)

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Interview with Yves Piat, director of Nefta Football Club

In a Moroccan village, children play football on an improvised field. Meanwhile, Abdallah and Mohammed come across a donkey with a headphone on his hears and bags full of a white powder on his back. The two young brothers decide to bring those (...)

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Short of the week: Sorry I Drowned by Studio Kawakeb and MSF

The animation Sorry I Drowned was broadcast on BBC Arabic’s film programme Cinema Badila last week. This 6-minute animated film “Sorry I Drowned”, created by the Beirut-based Studio Kawakeb and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is inspired by a (...)

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Short of the Week: 6 Miles Out - One Day in the Life of Gaza Fishermen

This week’s film was one of the highlights of the 2018 edition of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival. 6 Miles Out is a short doc offering an intimate and authentic encounter with a group of fishermen in Gaza as they set out at dawn and follows (...)

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