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New Voices in Cinema

/ Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 9 min / DCP
In No Dialogue
Interests: Animation, 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.



A shy and lonely boy trudges through the snowy streets of a desolate, abandoned urban landscape, where he sees an abandoned pair of red trainers hanging from a telephone wire. He wants them dearly – but can he stamp out his fears and find a way to get them on his feet? The spectre of fear and doubt that lives inside us all, questioning our courage and making our confidence falter, gets a kick in the pants in this charming animated work.

About the Director

Kholood Al Ali Kholood Al Ali holds a BA in Art Education from Qatar University. She started drawing at an early age, and currently works as an illustrator and a graphic designer at Al Jazeera Children Channel (JCC). In 2015, Al Ali wrote, produced and directed the animated series ‘My Little World’ which airs on Baraem, a JCC member that programs content for preschoolers. Al Ali cites comic book artist Foo Swee Chin as an influence, and finds inspiration in anime and the works of Tim Burton.


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    Kholood Mohammed Al-Ali

    +974 5551 9631

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