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Made in Kuwait - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Yousef Al Bagshi / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2014 / 7 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles / Qatar 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.


During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a detachment of soldiers is sent to a home to arrest the family who live there. When they arrive, the house has been hurriedly abandoned and not a soul is to be found. The youngest soldier, a photographer, discovers something unexpected – and memories of happier times overwhelm him as he goes about his duties. Beautifully animated and deep with the emotions brought about by conflict, ‘Sandarah’ is a tribute to human benevolence.

About the Director

Yousef Al Baqshi is an animator and digital artist. He holds a degree in Theatre Design and has found drawing to be his personal way of communicating with the broader community. To him, illustration is an internal process in which people’s perceptions reflect their own unique perspectives on the world. He directed and produced 'Sandarah' in 2014, which went on to best short animation at the Voya and Gulf film festivals.


Yousef Al Bagshi
Yousef Al Bagshi
Yousef Al Bagshi
Jasem Burahmah
Issa Hashemi , Ali Hasan
Production Company
Yousef Al Baqshi Films, Sandwave Productions
Animator: Yousef Al Bagshi

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