student videos

Below are some of my students’ video projects whom I am proud of, produced in courses I taught, including: Moving Image studio (in the terms 2015, 2018, 2019), Multimedia (2015/2017/2018), Sequential art & Visual Narrative (2014),

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4th year Studio Projects (2018/2019 – term 1)

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Marja (2018) مرجة – A stubborn child will not finish her food, but then she learns it will chase after her on judgement day. Film by Hussa Alqahtani, Razan Alshareef, Abeer Alrasheed <video>
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A tape repeats (2018) شريط ينعاد –  A woman finds out that her life is part of a tape that is manipulated by a master viewer. She decides to break this loop. Film by Malak alhassan, Dhay Almandeel, Asma Alhajri and Shahad Alrasheed <video>.
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Wind Warrior (2018) – A poetic exploration of a Sickle cell disease patient coping with her life  amidst societal judgments from those closest to her. Film by Samah Alhamdan, Alkawthar Alshams and Lujain Alibraheem <video>.
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Hayat (2018) حياة – A woman thinks her life is over once upon her diagnosis with cancer. A friendly gesture from another creature convinces her otherwise. Film by Auhoud Alrasheed, Sarah Rajab, Reem Alotaibi and Alaa Alhajji < video >.
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Manas (2018) مناص – Fed up of his parent’s constant fights, a child decides to leave once and for all. Film by Eithar Alaali, Laila Bukhamseen, Zainab Aldawood <video>.

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Mantool [Abandoned] (2018) منطول – A water bottle finds herself abandoned and mishandled by human beings, striving to find meaning in her existence and demise. Film by  Batool Bukhamseen, Jumana Alabdullatif, Fadak Aljassas <video>.
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Ghamdah [A blink] (2018) غمضة – Embarrassed by her younger sister’s constant seizures in front of their peers, an older sister’s burden grows into unbearable proportions. Film by Khatoon Alawani, Yaqeen Aljamea, Fatima Aljamea and Batool Alwyat < video >.
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Waham [Delusion] (2018) وهم – A self diagnoses with a fatal disease sends a medical student into a flurry of comical mishaps. Film by Mariam Albadrani, Zainab Alhashim, Anhaar Alharthi < video >.

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4th year Studio Projects (2017/2018 – term 2)

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Aligned (2018) – A girl wakes up in a dream to encounter an amazing creature under the eclipse of the two moons <vid>. Film by Sara Al-Ruwaili <film page>

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Fear (2018) – A student who is afraid of everything around her realizes that the best defence is offence <vid>. Film by Noor al-Jishi, Walaa Al-Jishi, Mariam Al-Jishi & Zainab Alruwaii.

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They say what they do not do (2018) يقولون ما لا يفعلون – A blogger preaches to her followers about good virtues until an encounter reveals her inner nature <vid>. Film by Khuloud Al-Amoudi, Walaa AlSaqr, Wejdan Al-Zahrani.

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Kharareef (2018) خراريف –  A young woman is tired of her mother’s constant reminder of folktales to deter her from going out. Film by Murooj Habbara & Sukaina Al-Omani.

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Basari (2018) بصري – A young man possesses a photographic memory, until an unfortunate event occurs to change his life. A pondering the quranic verse where hearing precedes sight. Film by Noor Al-Zaher, Lujain Al-Mulla & Zainab Al-Rumaih.

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Believe it or not (2018) – A social media celebrity decided to take on a challenge of visiting an abandoned house to prove herself to her followers. Film by Ghadeer Almarie & Amna Al-Bishir.

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Multimedia Experimental Video Projects (2018)

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Vaze (Mazhariya) (2018) مزهرية – An experimental video that reflects on the Arabic phrase “mazhariya [vase]” which is often said about a useless person who sits around like a piece of decoration. The video reflects on the crisis of masculinity with the advent of women empowerment in Saudi, following a man slowly being stripped away of his previous “man” privileges, turning into a useless vase <password protected video>. Film by Anfal Al-Zarraj, Esraa Alkulaibi, Noorah Al-Hilal, Hend Al-Abdulwahab.

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Cooker TMTO (2018) (قَدر ط.م)  An experimental video: What’s in a tomato? This video immerses us into the politics of tomatoes, arguing that humans can be as commodified and classified just the same way as tomatoes  < password protected video >. Film by Muneera Alsafra – Latifa Alzaid – Sara Almansouri – Hadeele Alameer.

 

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Authority of Truth (2017) – This experimental piece explores the idea of relativism when it comes to truth. It argues that truth is constant, but our perceptions of it may vary, just as distorted as an ant’s point of view is from a larger animal or human < password protected video >. Film by Noura AlAbdulqader & Khulood Rayes.

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We waited for ages.. for this?  (2018) هرمنا من أجل هذا؟ – An experimental light-hearted video: As times change, existing phrases in everyday use may morph, or are even hijacked to be loaded with new meanings, such as the word “Hay-ah” [authority], which for decades referred to the conservative “authority of forbidding the vice and encouraging virtue”. With the modernization of Saudi, the word now often refers to the “authority of entertainment”. This experimental video is a reflection of the dialogues occuring on social media regarding this topic. Film by Maryam Almuhanna – Ahlaam Alsaqra – Fayzah Alghamdi.

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Hammer or Nail? (2018) مطرقة ولا مسمار؟ This experimental video explores the concept of the gaze and gender expectations. A hammer and nail and synonymous with the profession of carpentry. But who is really behind them? Film by Sara Alsuwayigh – Reem Bahannan – Dana Albadi.

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Divider (Fasila) (2018) فاصلة – An experimental video reflecting on the life of a designer between career success and diabetes. film by Zainab Almomen & Bayan Alshabib:

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Multimedia Experimental Video Projects (2017)

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Toy Town (2017)  A mockumentary by Zahra Al-Momen: Zahra reflects on her memories of the original Toy Town in Dhahran, and a brave attempt to revisit it < video >.
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Civilization under the microscope (2017) – A short piece that reflects on the life of bacteria, their dreams and civilizations, until a surprising events interrupts their plans. film by Samaya Al-Ahmad, Raghda Makrami and Fatima Al-Ashwali < video >.
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Stutter (2017) تأتأة – Reading a simple passage becomes a major challenge to Asma, a stutterer. She narrares her inspiring story in which she overcame this difficulty. film by Asma Al-Ghamdi < video >

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Little Things (2014) a video poem by Suad Alduailej: “Everything in this world has a story. everything has something to tell, and everything has its own beauty if only we bother to look deeper than the surface. Perhaps “little things seem [like] nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odourless, but all together perfume the air.”video 

If you had the choice, would you escape? (2015) لو بيدك القرار، هل بتلجأ للفرار by Entesar Alshuaibi – Alanood Alshahrani – Malak Aljizani شاب حائر في تحديد مصيره يقع في دوامة روتينية يفرضها عليه واقعه

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What’s the story (ايش القصة (2014 By Mariam Alghamdi and Amwaj Al-Zahrani ما هي قصة المنتجات التي نستهلكها كل يوم ومن ورائها؟

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My Colors (2014) ألواني by Somaya Alaqeel  قصة شخصية لعلاقة المصممة بألوانها بأنواعها المختلفة

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Not a puppet (2014) – by Nada Fallatah, Boshra Al-Sughayer and Reem Al-Otaibi دمية تروي قصة الدوامة التي تعيشها كل يوم

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Just Chips! (2014) بس بطاطس! by Entesar Alshuaibi – Alanood Alshahrani – Malak Aljizani – Roqaia Bahammam بعدما رفض أخوها شراء شيبس ليز لها، قررت فتاة أن تأخذ بيدها زمام الأمور

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The Only One – trailer (2014) by Maryam Al-Rajeh قصة فتاة اضطرت للبس قناع يواكب المجتمع الذي تعيش به حتى حدث موقف غير كل شيء.

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Light (2014) ضوء by Bayan Al-Arfaj, Shuroog Al-Saif, and Arwa Daghistani قصة شاب مسافر على القطار بعد عملية في عينه ليبصر الضوء لأول مرة

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Pinya (2014) بينيا (trailer animatic) by Nouf Al-Saikhan, Daniah Al-Hussein, Fatima Sarhan اقتباس لمقطع دعوة المئة عين من رواية ساق البامبو

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Black Permeation (2017) By Fatima Al-Moali and Norah Al-Shammari: A short experimental video in which the students explore the negative effect of societal pressure in blocking your road < video >
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I am watching you (2017) by Azal Al-Khalid, Dania Shukri and Rana Al-Zahrani is a reflection on the concept of the gaze, and exploration of how the gazer’s look could mean different things to the observed < video >.
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Can you hear me (2017) by Najeeba Al-Hashim is A short experimental video that reflects on the deaf’s challenge of hearing < video >.
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No more copies by Layla Khalifa is an experimental video on how we become copies, socially. <  video >
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Otaku (2017) by Rahmah Al-Dub and Fatima Al-Abdulwahab is a short documentary documenting the life of an Otaku in Saudi Arabia < video >
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Little Things (2014) by: Suad Al-Doailij للأشياء – حتى لو كانت جمادات- روح تشع منها. هذه قصتها.
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Cooking Dilemma (2014) مأزق الطبخ by Khadija Al-Saeed قصة شخصية تتحدث عن بداية المخرجة مع الطبخ عرض في مهرجان الأفلام السعودية الثاني ٢٠-٢٤-فبراير- ٢٠١٥. في طفولتها وكيف تطورت لتصبح ماهرة
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Zero from first sight (2015) صفر من أول نظرة by Lojain Almubarak – Arwa Alanazani – Asma Alhelali معاناة نورة طالبة التصميم الداخلي وما تواجه من مصاعب الدراسة فهل تستطيع التصدي لها؟
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Cipasso (2015) كيباسو by Ashwag Alkhalis – Maha Alotaibi – Naeema Alzahrani فتاة تتعرض لحدث يغير حياتها للأفضل
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The Perfect Shortcoming (2015) قصور كامل by Huda Alessi – Atheer Alkhashram – Dina Alghamdi تدور احداث الفلم حول حياة دكتور يعيش صراع داخلي مع نفسه بسبب تركه ادويته فيغوص في عالم خياله نتيجةً لذلك

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High Heels (2015) كعب عالي by Mai Antar – Amal Alzahrani – Yomna Akram – Yomna Jowda فتاة مصرية تنتقل بسبب ظروف عمل والدها لبيئة جديدة وتواجه صعوبات في محاولة التكيف.

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Obsession (2015) هوس by Sara Alhashimi – Maha Al-Luhaib – Munira Abdulqadir قصة فتاة تحاول ان تعيش حياة مثاليه على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي لا تعكس طبيعة حياتها لتنافس غيرها وتظل في حاله خوف من أن تنكشف حقيقتها أمام الاخرين

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The Treasure (2014) الكنز by Fatima Aljanaby طفلة ترحب بقدوم أخت جديدة لعائلتها وتريها الكنز الثمين

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More experimental videos for the Multimedia (2018) course: #Saudi_queens_give_up_their_crownsIdeology of Luxury – Smell It! – Zaffaa Khaleejia – Unwanted – Mister Potatoe (مستر بطاطا)  – Incurable Brokenness –  no title (Domino and Germs)

 

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