Sharaf


A short film by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn

– The boat was like a little fly in the sea, in two-meter high waves. We just drifted without any food or water. Sharaf, 17, is one of thousands of youths that have been fleeing in unseaworthy boats across the ocean and arriving in Gran Canaria the last years. Sharaf was lucky, he survived. Thousands have died in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean trying to get into the EU. “Sharaf” is completed during the spring of 2012. It is the third and final part in a trilogy of animated documentaries about children and young people in vulnerable situations, by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn 

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Production facts:

Year of production : 2012
Format: HDCam
Duration: 13 minutes
Directors: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Art Direction and Character Design: Mats Johansson/Acne Jr
Production and Post-production Design: Magnus Östergren/Potemkin
Line producer: Thomas Oger
Lead animation: Nicolas Maurice
3D models: Jonas Kärn, Nicolas Maurice
Animation: Astrid Krejberg, Bert Zierfuß, Thomas Oger
Background animation: Malin Erkkonen, Charlotte Cambon, Lucie La Chimia
Rendering and compositing​: Adam Wittsell
Sound design: Anders Nyström
Conform and grading: Tom Brennan/ theFlock, Kersti Grunditz
Advisor and interpreter: Claudia Herrera Strömberg
Assistants: Tim Dahlberg, Jeroen Pool
Thanks to Gabriel Orihuela, Ulla Simonen, Ingvil Giske​
Charlotte Røhder Tvedt​, Sylvie Brenet, Odile Perrin, Benoît Evrard, Annalisa Aguilar
Produced with the support of Swedish Film Institute/Andra Lasmanis, SVT, Documentary Department/ Caisa Westling, Helena Ingelsten, Danish Film Institute/ Dorte Høeg Brask, Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Karolina Lidin, Yle, Kulturbryggan
Company producer: Tobias Janson/Story
Co-producer Denmark: Camilla Andersen/ Microcosmos
Produced by: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Production company: Story AB

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