Played at the March 2017 Best of Animation.
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KAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
Directed by Boubaker Boukhari
Karouma is a Unique gift striving to break through and to leave his parent’s nest to live pursue his dreams and live his life in its full potential.
Can talent become a burden especially if it makes us look different? Can it deprive us of the ability to interact normally and seamlessly with society?
That’s the centrepiece of Karouma – an animated short film that explores the concept of alienation – when you feel you’re so different and constantly judged by others just because you look different and placed into categories of disability that you never saw as applicable to yourself or even fair.
The story also tackles overprotective parenting and how excess love can cause pain rather than appreciation.
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