Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Silence (Samt)

Ajyal Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Chadi Aoun / Short Narrative / Lebanon / 2016 / 15 min / Colour / DCP2K
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation, Social Issues
Qatar Premiere


In a fanatical dictatorship, perpetual silence is mandatory – even the jangle of a bracelet can bring about harsh punishment by stormtrooper-like guards. How, then, to express onself? In tucked-away parts of the city, young people defy the silent order by communicating through the gestures of dance. A stirring and imaginative animated reflection on the damages wrought by the suppression of free speech and the power of resistance, ‘Silence’ portrays a broken society that is nevertheless instilled with the hope of youth.

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About the Directors

Born in Beirut, and raised under the MENA sun, Chadi Aoun grew up influenced by multiple cultures. As a perfectionist by design, and a storyteller at heart, drawing and animating naturally developed into hobbies. Add to that an insatiable love for dance and movement; Aoun swirls between the arts of movement on paper as much as on stage. Where there is movement, there is life.


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