The Syrian conflict is one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century and kids are the ones who suffered from the war to the most extent. More than 80 per cent of Syria’s child population (8.4 million children) are affected by the war. Stemming from their stories, The Box, 2D animation movie, presents the lives and feelings of refugee children. The happy life of the protagonist alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. In the movie, the war changes not only lives, but also the role of the box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.
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Director, Writer and Producer: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Animators: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, Yenal Cetin, Amer Nazri, Erhan Gezen
Storyboard Artists: Turan Dertli, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Background Artist: Cigdem Koytak
Compositors: Amer Nazri, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Composer and Sound Designer: Oliver Wegmuller
Colourists: Sibel Inan, Aleksander Naerbo, Cigdem Koytak
Character Designer: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
LENGTH: 6 min 48 sec.
(Since we got The Box onto the festival circuit, we will release it in full online later.)