Full Name in English Abstract
Full Name in Arabic تجريد
Running Time 0236
Country of Production Jordan
Date of Production 2015
Poster of The Film
Production Company Petra University

When the boat capsized and the waves started pushing them downwards, the father held onto his child, he tried pulling him up but the force of the wave was stronger. Abstract’s story revolves around delivering the idea of suffering that refugees face without showing devastating images of violence and destruction. Abstract uses symbolism as a means of creating a connection between the viewer and the refugee.

عندما انقلب المركب، وبدأت الأمواج تدفعهم إلى الأسفل، كان الأب يقبض على الطفل بيديه٫ حاول بكل قوته دفعه إلى الأعلى ليتنفس وكان الطفل يصرخ طلبا للنجاة٬ ولكن صرخة أمواج البحر كانت هي الأعلى تتمحور قصة الفيلم التحريكي «تجريد» حول كيفية إيصال فكرة عن معاناة اللجوء دون اظهار اي مشهد من مشاهد الدمار والعنف التي تخلفها الحرب. وقد تم الاعتماد على صور رمزية تهدف إلى ربط علاقة بين المشاهد و معاناة اللاجئ

Type of film Animation
Photo of director
Director Name Alaa Abu-Qasheh
About the director

Alaa Abu-Qasheh was born in Amman, Jordan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Petra University in graphic design. He is passionate about experimental film making and human rights issues.

Name of Producer Petra University
Sound Stereo
Editing Alaa Abu-Qasheh
Subtitles None
Color Colored
Audio Language None
I would like to submit my film to
Available screening formats, in case the film was accepted DigiBeta
Screened in Middle East Yes
Where and When Karama Human Rights Film Festival
When? December 2016
Name of Submitter Karama Human Rights Film Festival - Jordan
Email of Submitter help@karamafestival.org
Screening copy return address Petra University