(Country of Production: Syria/Lebanon. Year of Production: 2016)

Director: Samer Ajouri
Story by Samer Ajouri
Animation and Editing: Samer Ajouri
Sound Design and Music: Samer Ajouri
Production: Bidayyat Audiovisual Arts
Producers: Mohammad Ali Atassi and Maya Shurbaji

The story did not begin with the worldwide TV snatched image of the Syrian child Elan, thrown on the Turkish shores by the waves, and it definitely did not end with it.
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.
Alas, he found himself trapped amongst swarms of screens that distorted his image and stole his story.
No, the story did not end, images are still flowing and the world is still watching…

About the Director:
Studied video editing and visual effect arts in Syria, and worked as an art director with many commercial and media production houses, working on music videos, commercials, experimental video art, animated graphics and other film visual effects for local and Arabic films and TV drama.

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