HALF A LIFE

What do you do when love for your country and your own safety are at odds?

2017 / ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 13 MIN

Half a Life is a multi-award winning animated documentary short that features the personal testimony of a young, gay Egyptian activist as he struggles to decide whether to continue to fight for LGBTQ rights in Cairo, the home that he loves, or seek safety in asylum elsewhere.

 

Half a Life is part of Queer in a Time of Forced Migration, an animated transmedia series that follows the stories of LGBTQ refugees from Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia across continents and cultures — from the 2011 Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region to the world today.

 

Language: Arabic, English
Genre: Animated Documentary Short
Duration: 12 minutes
Production Countries: Egypt, Netherlands, USA

Distribution: SND Films, Canal+ France & Spain (Television)

Team

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Tamara Shogaolu

Director

Producer

Gata Mahardika

Illustrator

Animator

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Lauren Dubowski

Associate Producer

Nada El-Kouny

Associate Producer

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Hafid Fachrudin​

Illustrator

Animator

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Bramasta Dwi Saka
Lead Animator

Partners

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