Flying Paper extended trailer and Kickstarter pitch (4 mins 44 secs) edited by Ramon Campos and Farzad Wafapoor. Kite animations by Daniel Nienhuis. Video scene with Abeer produced by Anne Paq and translated by Hadeel Assali. Music: “Fancy Footwork” by Adam Skorupa. Directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, Copyright 2012-2013.
Synopsis: Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the odds. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls.
While the record-breaking event is what drives the film’s narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.
Film website: FlyingPaper.org