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Official Selection


Iran, Islamic Republic of 2020
Duration: 03:00
Directed by: Leila Ahang
Production/School: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Tehran University of Art
Dialogue language: English, Persian

This experimental animation expresses the inner conflict of a migrant as they try to adjust to a new place. The fish represents growth and development just like a baby develops in the womb. As it discovers a new world, it becomes a new-born baby. It struggles at first and finds it dark and frightening but after some time it feels tranquility and adapts to living in the outside world.