Samouni Road

Production Company: Picofilms, Dugong Films, Alter Ego Production, ARTE France Cinéma, RAI Cinema
Directed by Stefano Savona
Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi
Animation Art Director: Simone Massi
Year: 2018

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City, a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the lastest war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Best Documentary at Prix Lumières de la Presse Internationale 2019
Best Documentary Golden Eye Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2018
Special Award New Waves at Sevilla Film Festival 2018

Animation MAKING OF:

I worked as Animator and Layout Supervisor at Picofilms.