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Ya Hoota

by Latifa Al-Darwish and Abdulaziz Yousif

 11:08 Qatar

A little girl attempts to save the moon from a gigantic whale along with her cousin. Would she succeed?



- Abdulaziz Yousif is a cartoonist publishing in a daily newspaper under the stage name “crocodile” covering various social and political topics. He has participated and organized multiple local and international galleries. The art portfolio of the artist is very diverse in terms of techniques of executions such as, animation, multimedia, traditional art work on canvas, graphic illustration, and sculpting. He has also produced and conceptualized many adverting campaigns for local institutions and companies.
During his work with Jeem TV and Baraem children channel, he was awarded a bronze Promax Award along with his graphic design team for their work in the advertising campaign of “Jeem Cup” football tournament.
He curated and co-curated the “leBockade” and “[re] action” galleries in collaboration with Doha Film Institute. He has a number of solo art exhibitions, and the latest was escapism in 2019.

- Latifa Al-Darwish is an award-winning filmmaker and storyteller. Her work ranges between documentaries and cartoons. She is interested in telling the untold stories. She is inspired by the small neighbors in her city Alwakra and her grandmothers' stories. She received her BSc in Communication from Northwestern University in Qatar, and her MA from King’s College London in Culture and creative industries where she did her thesis on the Cultural memory of Alwakra city. Her work has been shown in film festivals and exhibitions in Doha and abroad.

Latifa is the co-founder of Phone Art Qatar, Phone Art Globel, Art is Blank.
Latifa has worked on "Wransade" a social awareness campaign for safety driving" in collaboration with the ice Qatar. She also co-directed "Ya Hoota"; a short animation funded by the Doha Film Institute that attempts to preserve grandmother's stories.