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A man flees and heads for a safer, better existence. In this animation, he takes along the light that used to warm his home on his journey full of hardships.
Imagine you have to leave your home in a hurry and are forced to take a decision about your next destination. What do you take with you? What do you leave behind? How near is despair? This is the story of millions of refugees all over the world, to whom their ‘home’ has turned into a dark place. In this short animation with a subdued palette, a refugee has to leave everything behind. Meanwhile, he tries to keep the symbolic light of his home burning, on his way to a new destination.


Sound editing
Production company
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

Title: Diyar
Year: 2022
Duration : 6 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2022

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