Was flipping through TV channels yesterday when I found what appeared to be cheesiest cartoon animation with a cliché storymode on KTV 1. It was so terrible you could see the character’s movements frame by frame, it was like watching a 8 frame per-second video (average is ~24). I wish it wasn’t the case but I think it was done locally.
I’m sure this short movie will bring back a lot of memories to those who lived through the war in 1990. I wrote about this short movie last year mentioning I would love to see it and fortunately the publisher switched the video from being a private link to a public link just a few days ago.
The clip resolves around a true story that took place. During the war the Iraqi forces would ambush houses and steal all the jewellery as well as commit massive crimes. So it was a popular scene for the families to hide in the storage room above the toilet. You don’t see a lot of houses with a storage room above the toilet nowadays but it was in every house back then. That storage room is called “Sandarah”.
You rarely see local talent that’s this good, I wish tosee more with these standards, it was awarded best short animation at the VOYA festival in Hollywood.
I recently found out an artist I wrote about, Yousef Al Bagshi has made a short movie that will be shown in Dubai film festival 2014. I couldn’t find it online but I’d love to see the short movie. It’s about a young photographer who’s forced to join an army and how that came to impact his life. Trailer of Sandarah below.