The Box 

Merve Cirisoglu Cotur - 6'48"

 (Turkey, United Kingdom)


Synopsis

The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.



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Merve Cirisoglu Cotur 

Merve is an animator, an illustrator, a designer and a mathematician. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics education at Bogazici University in Istanbul, she has studied animation and did internship to gain some experience. She has recently graduated from University of the Arts London with a Master's degree in Animation. She is mostly interested in producing educational cartoons and creative animations for kids.

The Syrian conflict is one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century and kids are the ones who suffered from the war to the most extent. More than 80 per cent of Syria’s child population (8.4 million children) are affected by the war. Stemming from their stories, The Box presents the lives and feelings of refugee children. The happy life of the protagonist alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. In the movie, the war changes not only lives, but also the role of the box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.


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