Balkan Dox

Ya Hoota

يا حوتة

2020 — 11 min / Colour



A little girl attempts to save the moon from a gigantic whale along with her cousin. Will she succeed?

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Directors' Biography

Latifa Al-Darwish is an award-winning filmmaker and storyteller. Her work ranges between documentaries and cartoons. She is interested in telling the untold stories. She is inspired by the small neighbors in her city Alwakra and her grandmothers' stories. She received her BSc in Communication from Northwestern University in Qatar, and her MA from King’s College London in Culture and creative industries where she did her thesis on the Cultural memory of Alwakra city. Abdulaziz Yousif is a cartoonist publishing in a daily newspaper under the stage name “crocodile” covering various social and political topics. He has participated and organized multiple local and international galleries. The art portfolio of the artist is very diverse in terms of techniques of executions such as, animation, multimedia, traditional art work on canvas, graphic illustration, and sculpting. He has also produced and conceptualized many adverting campaigns for local institutions and companies.

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Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif


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