New Voices in Cinema
Fri, Mar 3, 04:30 PM, MIA-A
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.