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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2018

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1001 Days (Alef Yom Wa Yom)

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Aisha Al-Jaidah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 12 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Screenings

Synopsis

‘1001 Days’ tells the story of the life of Sheherezade, the creative and heroic storyteller. Within a traditional fairy-tale structure, this animated short addresses eternal issues like sacrifice, equality and bravery, and considers how today’s women deserve equal treatment and privileges. Night after night, Sheherezade fought for her life by crafting stories for the King. ‘1001 Days’ imagines a story behind the famous fable, and a strong woman who fights for her independence, dignity and freedom.

About the Directors

Aisha Al-Jaidah is an illustrator and animator. She began her career in 2010 as a motion graphics artist at Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. As a senior animation producer, she developed the first animated children’s series created by a Qatari. Al-Jaidah received a scholarship to study animation and graduated from Kingston University London, an achievement that motivated her to launch her own animation production company. She hopes Blue Penguin Animation will be one of the first companies in Qatar to fully produce animation locally.

Credits

Director
Aisha Al-Jaidah
Screenwriter
Aisha Al-Jaidah, Latifa Al-Darwish
Producer
Ben Robinson
Executive Producer
Basel Owies
Music
Mohammed Al-Mulla, Greg Johnson
Cast
Shoug Al Muamen, Rashid Al-Sheeb

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