More Than Smoke/Here/Power of Generations/The Legend/Rough Hands
More Than Smoke/2min
An homage to Tunisia's Mohammad Al Buazizi whose match ignited historic change, this animated short film uses some of the most unforgettable symbols of the Arab spring revolution to convey the necessity and inevitability of revolutions for defeating dictatorships and oppressive regimes.
In a barbaric political regime, who is the real prisoner the guard who reinforces the policies of the oppressor, or the one behind bars? Through the dialogue between the two, this animated short film examines the advocate for the right of civilians to demonstrate peacefully and nonviolently for basic human rights versus the enforcer.
Power of Generations/3min
Sitting alone on a bench in the middle of the desert, the world develops around a man, deserts turning into pastures, pastures into villages and eventually skyscrapers. The man watches these developments through the passing of generations until global war breaks out. Official selection and jury prize winner Gulf Film Festival 2011 and Best Foreign Mixed Media at the International Family Film Festival 2011.
Set in the depths of the ocean, a mythical mermaid falls victim to her own curiosity and breaks the ultimate law of the sea. She faces Poseidon and is sentenced to her demise after the fulfillment of one last dying wish. On a final journey to the golden Arabian deserts, her only saving grace from her fatal destiny is made possible by a young Bedouin hero and challenging Poseidon's fervent belief that humans cannot fulfill their dreams. Gulf Film Festival, 3D Film & Music Festival Los Angeles selections, Best Animation Zanzibar Film Festival 2012.
Mustapha is a forty-year-old barber in Casablanca. His clients are retired high-ranking government officials and power brokers. On the side, Mustapha has an underground business "facilitating" paperwork, using his privileged access to grease the wheels of bureaucracy. Zakia is a thirty-year-old schoolteacher whose fiancé has immigrated to Spain. Longing to join him, she asks Mustapha to forge her papers and an unexpected destiny awaits. Populated by characters who must bend the system to get by, Mohamed Asli's follow-up to his acclaimed debut In Casablanca, Angels Don't Fly is a bold indictment of the type of society produced by a corrupt police state.
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