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Nadia Rais / Short Narrative / Tunisia, Qatar / 10 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, Environmental, Politics

Synopsis

The story depicts a neo-apocalyptic world told through the landscape of the polluted village of Makhboul, whose bay has become infested by a swarm of jellyfish due to pollution. Because of governmental neglect, the inhabitants give up and let fate take its course, hoping for a divine sign. Except for Boub, an evil archaic merchant, who takes advantage of the proliferation of jellyfish in the bay. Preying upon the inhabitants’ sense of guilt as well as the political chaos, he creates a clothing project made from the jellyfish, thereby pretending to cope with the environmental issue. To maximize profits, Boubb’s maniacal plan leads him to throw the waste of jellyfish into the sea to proliferate it throughout the Ziak basin.

Credits

Director
Nadia Rais
Screenwriter
Nadia Rais
Producer
Alaeddin Abou Taleb

About the Director

Nadia Raïs was born in Tunis. She has a master’s degree in Art Science and Techniques. She has been involved in many artistic exhibitions, residing at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2012-2013) and has made several animated short films including ‘L’Ambouba’, ‘L’Mrayet’, ‘Survival Visa’ and ‘Briska’. Her work has been selected at many international festivals such as the Annecy animation festival and has been awarded.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Alaeddin Abou Taleb

    Company: 
    KEY PRODUCTION FILMS
    Phone: 
    +21625472187
    Email: 
    alaeddinaboutaleb@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    Key Production Films

    Email: 
    contact.keyprod@gmail.com

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