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Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Mortada Gzar / Short Narrative / Iraq, Qatar / 2017 / 12 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, Fantasy

Synopsis

Used to reading and printing Braille, a blind man in Baghdad becomes a giant and finds he can “read” the scars of his bombarded city just as he reads texts – and can send messages by creating scars of his own. Wonderfully detailed animation creates a strange, almost surreal world to house an elegant message of the need for communication to resolve conflict.

Credits

Director
Mortada Gzar
Screenwriter
Mortada Gzar
Producer
Mortada Gzar

About the Director

Mortada Gzar is an Iraqi novelist. His published novels include ‘Paradise Broom’ (2008) and ‘Mr. Asgar & Akbar’ (2011). ‘God, Forgive Nadima!’, his first short film, screened in competition at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2014.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Mortada Gzar

    Phone: 
    +964 770 250 3334
    Email: 
    mortadagzar@gmail.com

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