I Call It Home
Leila is an MA animation student at the University of Art in Tehran. She has 10 years of experience as an animator and as a layout, conceptual and background artist. She has worked as layout supervisor in TV series (Pahlevanan), as an animator in several series and short films that received festival attention (The Little Boy, Dust Man) and as conceptual and background artist for the short film Eat Ate.
Tehran University of Art
This experimental animation expresses the inner conflict of a migrant as they try to adjust to a new place. The fish represents growth and development just like a baby develops in the womb. As it discovers a new world, it becomes a new-born baby. It struggles at first and finds it dark and frightening but after some time it feels tranquility and adapts to living in the outside world.
Director: Leila Ahang
Writer: Leila Ahang
Producers: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Tehran University of Art
Cast: Zainab Fathil Jabur
Editor: Leila Ahang
Music & Sound: Behrooz Shahamt
Compositor: Hamed Akrami
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