© Jalal Maghout

25th Animation Division Jury Selections

Have a Nice Dog!

Animated short film

Jalal MAGHOUT[Syria]


In Damascus, the capital of Syria where the civil war continues, an everyday scene seems to unfold at a glance, but in fact battles are fought in the surrounding areas. The work depicts how a man, desperately waiting for a chance to leave the country but is unable to do so, loses himself more and more in fantasies. Only his dog till offers him a mute response. But even his behavior seems to be only a mirror of his master’s inner life.