Sinem Sakaoğlu
Germany, Turkey | 2017 | 6 min | Arabic
2 Nov, 10:30 am, PictureTime



Six-year-old Tarek is a refugee from Syria. He is also a superhero – or at least he used to be, back home in Aleppo. Now he seems to have lost his powers, just before his most important mission…


  • Sinem Sakaoğlu

    Sinem Sakaoğlu

    Born and raised in Turkey, Sinem Sakaoğlu studied animation in Hamburg, Germany. Her previous work includes the shorts Eva (2005) and Bo (2005), and the stop-motion feature The Sandman and The Lost Sand of Dreams (2010).


Director - Sinem Sakaoğlu
Cinematographer - Julian Hermannsen
Editor - Ringo Waldenburger
Sound - Emil Klotzsch
Production Company - Visual Distractions Ltd.


Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2017 (Winner, Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, Best Animation Short 2. Place)
Reanimania Int. Animation Film & Comic Art Festival of Yerevan, 2017
mice, Valencia, 2018
Athens AnimFest, 2018
What Human Rights, Istanbul, 2018
WAMMFest (Women and Minorities in Media), Maryland, 2018
DocumentarIST, Istanbul, 2018
TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Toronto, 2018
Film i Skoven / Film in the Forest, Denmark, 2018
Big Eyes Big Minds, Singapore, 2018
Take One Action! Film Festival, Edinburgh & Glasgow, 2018