Tomorrow We continue
Tomorrow We continue / Abdullah Ghanem / Syria / 12 min
During the course of the Syrian conflict, more than 100,000 people have disappeared or have been illegally detained. The families they leave behind may move on to safer places as refugees, but the search for what happened to their loved ones persists wherever they go. Tomorrow We Continue is an animated short film that follows the story of a young mother of two whose husband was detained and disappeared by security forces in Syria some years ago. The film takes us on her journey as a refugee searching for safety in Berlin and, once settled, the daily struggles she encounters as she tries to find balance earning a living and caring for her children with continuing to search for her husband. The film is based on real interviews with families of the missing, collected by a group of Syrian organizations working on the ground. The film aims to shed light on the limbo in which many Syrian families live, as they struggle to learn the fate of their loved ones. They are stuck between moving on and holding on to hope.
Abdullah Ghanem is a director and animator from Lebanon. He holds a Master’s degree in Multimedia from the University of Balamand – Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts. Year 2008, he started teaching Graphic Design and Animation in several Universities. He got assigned in 2012 as Head of the Design department in the American University of Culture and Education, Beirut. Abdullah spent the past decade working on projects in Lebanon and Internationally.
Year 2016, he worked in the motion graphics section at Music or Media Holding. He was responsible for presentations, bumpers, promos, Tv spots (direction / post production), led screen billboards, and led screen graphics for events for each of the following companies: NRJ (radio and tv), Aghani Aghani (radio and tv), Nostalgie Radio, Arabica TV, 2U2C, and Mount Lebanon Radio Station.
Ghanem directed several Music and lyric videos for artists such as Wael Kfoury, Mahmoud eid, Walid el hallani, and Marrita. He also worked on the video editing, special effects, coloring and retouching.
Year 2020, Abdullah decided to concentrate more on freelancing and took several projects with individual clients. September 2020, he started a 3d animated short film project with ICTJ. He was the 3d generalist, animator, video editor and director of the movie.