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Boy from War

Promotional videos for in-progress animated feature Boy from War.

Boy from War (in-development) is an animated coming-of- age story of a young Arab American punk ricocheting between a war-torn Middle East and 1980s American Midwest. From LSD fueled encounters with Darth Vader and Saddam Hussein, to military pilots shot down into Iowa classrooms, Usama Alshaibi blends images and memories to give the audience a taste of what it was like living between two starkly different worlds, while never really fitting into either.

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Boy from War pitch

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From LSD fueled encounters with Darth Vader and Saddam Hussein, to Iranian pilots shot down into Iowa City classrooms, Usama Alshaibi blends images and memories to give the audience a taste of what it was like living between two cultures. It's part refugee story, part 1980s nostalgia, and a unique look into the world of a traumatized teenaged boy as he navigates the Middle East and America, never really fitting into either.

Pitch video for in-progress film Boy from War
Directed by Usama Alshaibi
Produced by Kristie Alshaibi and Eman Akram Nader
Art & Animation by Noella B. David and Caroline V. Nelson
Music by City of Djinn