Original Film Title: Dreams of Yesterday
Director’s Name: Khattar Shaheen
Producer: Maher Almhethawi
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Country of Filming: Netherlands
Runtime: 4 minutes 30 seconds
“Dreams of Yesterday,” a charcoal animation, portrays the raw experience of displacement and the challenges of forced migration. Without the use of storyboards, the creator delves into his own refugee experience, harnessing chaos and uncertainty to craft an intuitive animation. This unique approach adds an extra layer to the uncertain emotions associated with forced migration. The animation takes viewers on an impressive journey, brimming with visual imagination and deeply-felt emotions. Inspired by personal experiences and the struggles of refugees, the creator captures the complexity and impact of uncertainty in a captivating manner. “Dreams of Yesterday” is an authentic and expressive creation that immerses the audience in the intensity of refugee existence and the quest for a glimmer of hope amidst the uncertainty.