The Biological Invasions. The Case of Ovis Orientalis Musimon on the Island of Tenerife: « The Last Mouflon»
Spain2023animated10'International Short Competition
The mouflon, wild sheep with beautiful curved antlers, were brought to the island as an attraction. Nevertheless, they should not be admired but killed – to add variety to the pursuit of game or control the species numbers on the island. One animal becomes separated from the herd – will it manage to survive? Based on real events, the animation combines the symbolic images of the animal’s escape with the drastic photographs documenting the harm done to the species in Tenerife. The atmosphere of fear and anxiety is achieved by means of pulsating music and black and white colours.
- directed by
- Q&A guestOmar Al Abdul Razzak
Canarian filmmaker trained in Madrid, Paris, and Montreal. Berlinale Talents 2017 and Biennale College 2017 alumni. Torino Film Lab Up&Coming 2018. He has produced more than 10 films. He has directed the documentaries "Paradiso" (2014) and "La Tempestad Calmada" (2016) and the short film "Los Espacios confinados" (2019). "La Prima Cosa", his latest animated documentary short film, has had its world premiere at Annecy International Film Festival 2021.Q&A guestShira Ukrainitz
Shira Ukrainitz was born in 1990. She is an animation film director and an illustrator from Tel-Aviv, living and working in the Canary Islands, Spain. Her first short film, a French-Spanish co-production, "Confined Spaces" (2019), was premiered in the official section of DocAviv and Seminci, and has gone through more than 20 festivals around the world. "La Prima Cosa", her latest animated documentary short film, has had its world premiere at Annecy International Film Festival 2021.
- Shira Ukrainitz, Omar Al Abdul Razzak
- animated by
- Shira Ukrainitz, Lara Martínez, Ángela Arregui, Marcello Bloch, Ana Hernández
- Iván Blanco
- Omar Al Abdul Razzak
- Omar Al Abdul Razzak (Tourmalet Films)