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Antoine Antabi / Short Narrative / Syria, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / 6 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, Drama, War, Fantasy, Exile


Shelling forces the 40-year-old Midyan to flee his homeland. He takes with him only his dearest belongings; a family photo, a picture drawn by his children, his son’s sunglasses and a brick from his recently destroyed house. On an arduous journey through a world that does not welcome him, Midyan is forced to eat the few items he has left. After swallowing each piece, it transforms him and becomes part of him, as they begin to grow out of his back. Slowly Midyan turns into a monster made out of his memories, carrying this heavy weight on his shoulders. When he arrives in a refugee camp, he can see that he is not the only one transformed from the journey and realises that all men are equal, even though we are very different.


Antoine Antabi
Antoine Antabi, Cécile Paysant
Katharina Weser, Raghad Shreet

About the Director

Antoine Antabi was born in Syria in 1983 and graduated from the faculty of Fine Art and Visual Communications at Damascus University. He worked as a graphic designer and photographer before moving to Lebanon in 2014 to work as a Media Manager with a Syrian refugee NGO. He now lives in Dubai where he works in filmmaking, photography and graphic design.

Production Company Profile

Reynard is an anthropomorphic red fox and trickster figure and is the central character in a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables. Reynard Films specialises in short and feature films, and web-series. With the fox in their logo, Reynard Films is particularly interested in telling stories from fairy tales that dive deep into a surreal, magical world that can only exist in films.


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    Katharina Weser

    Reynard Films

  • Production Company

    Reynard Films

    Reynard Films

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