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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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For the Sake of Yousef

Ajyal Competition

Yousef Al Bagshi / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 5 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.



Yousef's mother is getting ready for a movie night-in to watch the aptly named horror 'Run for your Life'. As events unfold on-screen, the impressionable young Yousef begins to imagine them happening to him. With every hair-raising turn, the poor boy becomes more and more psychologically tormented. But luckily his mother steps in to prevent him from seeing the final, most inappropriate scene.

About the Directors

Yousef Al Baqshi is an animator and digital artist. He holds a degree in Theatre Design and has found drawing to be his personal way of communicating with the broader community. He does not target any particular segment of society with his art, but rather seeks to simply share with others the things that he finds interesting, be they opinions, ideas or even attempts to make an impact on society.


Yousef Al Bagshi
فهد العقود
سعود المسفر

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