The memory box

The memory box

Damasuc, Syria 2011

 

15 days animation workshop, trained about 40 children and young adults who were forced by the war to leave their homes and refuge to Syria. This workshop united those children in their dark memories of war and destruction, and yet it builds up hopes for the return to their homelands.

The workshop produced:

1. Short animation movie, contained stories of the children of a distinct age group. Each child has chosen a story from his \ her own memory box, wrote it, recorded the sound of the animation, draw the characters, and turned it into animation bringing it once again to life

2. A comic book that contains stories and drawings made by the children.

3. A documentary that showcased the whole project, in which the children talked about themselves and the problems of being refugees. The film shows scenes of the children and their surroundings at school, at home, and in Seiyda Zainab near Damascus where most of their families settled.

 

An art project by Sulafa Hijazi

Orginzed by HELP e.V, created and undertaken by "blue.dar" production, and financed by the German Foreign office 2011.

Animation Supervisors: Mazen Hamwi, Diala Borsaly, Bassam Al.Emam.

Sound Supervisor: Wael Al.Kak.

Film crew: Maya Mounayer, Mohammed Hijazi, Muhammad Taja, Abdulhaleem Talo, Loay Alzubaidu, Mohammed Mobaied, Muhammad Taja, Vyan Muhammad.

 

★ The Memory Box - Animation short film, gained a Special Jury award: at the 7th Kazan International Film Festival for Muslim’s cinema, Russia 2011.

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