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8th DMZ Docs(2016)

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Drawing For Better Dreams

May Odeh, Dia Azzeh

  • Palestinian territories
  • 2015
  • 4min
  • DCP
  • color

Korean Premiere

Synopsis

By using images drawn by Palestinian children between the ages of 9 and 12, Drawing for Better Dreams takes us to the Occupied Territories and into the minds of the kids who live there under siege. By animating the simple crayon drawings, this moving film conjures up the struggles faced by Palestinian children on a daily basis, and demonstrates the power of – and need for – allowing young people to dream.

Review

During the First World War, England signed two contradictory treaties in order to stand against the Ottoman Empire. The first one is the McMahon Declaration made with letters exchanged from 1915 to 1916 which guarantees independence of Arab region after the war if the Arab tear s down the Ottoman Empire from within to support England. However, in 1917, the very next year, England announced the Balfour Declaration which promises building an independent nation of the Jew and received the massive capital from them. This region is Palestine, stained with disputes till today. After the Second World War, the feud gets worse between the Arab originally lived in the Palestine and the Jew preparing migration to a new nation. Their conflict grows bigger, and at last, caused the Middle East War which broke out 4 times. Israel, winning every war, decided to eject the Arab living in Palestine. Finally, the land of Palestine is limited to the western part of the River Jordan and the Gaza Strip. Israel built a 8-meter wall on the border of two regions to isolate the Arab. During these, the Hamas government gained power and started to resist with an extreme method. The documentary shows paintings drawn by children in Gaza Strip as a background and conflicts of two countries, intricately tangled. Close your eyes, nightmare comes up. Open your eyes, reality shows up. Neither is bright. [Oh Mun-se]

Director

  • May Odeh

    Forbidden sky (2015)Unknown Soldiers (2014) Imagine your daily life like a nightmare, when you want to escape you close your eyes and it's also a nightmare! Imagine this is your only images that you see! Imagine what childhood is this! Drawing for Better Dreams is a try to make the children's future is a bit better a bit normal.​​ 

  • Dia Azzeh

    Izriqaq (2013)Diaries (2011)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerMay Odeh
  • Music Faris Shomali
  • Sound Faris Shomali

Contribution / World Sales

Contribution / World Sales  Odeh Films

Phone  970597168631

E-mail  may.odeh@gmail.com​