I'd like to share my short film Gul ("flower") with the web at last. Watch it in full here:
On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWoy-mnZJH0
Meant as a sort of visual poetry, it is intended for your interpretation. While I have my own specific ideas behind each element of the film, it is what connects to you and your life that I hoped to reach with this story. Feel free to share your thoughts and interpretations. It has enjoyed screenings at Slamdance, Anim'est, Mill Valley Film Festival, Montezuma Film Festival, Maelstrom Film Festival and an upcoming screening at Patios Human Rights Festival as well as awards from Accolade and Canada Film Festival.
Gul, a young girl, is awakened by her mother's dying breath. She struggles to recall her past. A child's view illustrates conflicts between abuse, self determination, human rights, and the environment. Her world manifests through visual poetry. Raw, expressive, painted style computer animation is scored with masterful Sindhi Folk music from the villages of Pakistan. With all that she finds, can love create hope in the face of oppression?