Life Inside ‘Islamic State’


Spread over five animated diary entries, “Life Inside ‘Islamic State'” documents an activist’s first hand experiences of the IS take over in Raqqa, Syria.

BBC Radio 4 Today programme’s team approached me with a story they had been working on for many months, and wanted animation to deliver the diaries of a Raqqa-based Syrian activist to the world. I helped taking the diaries into fully finished, hand painted animation, with the help of Ross on character animations, Dan composing the music and (the other) Dan on sound design.


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BBC Radio 4
Open City Docs, England
FAFF (Factual Animation Film Fuss), England – SPECIAL MENTION AWARD
British Animation Film Festival, England
NW Animation fest, Portland USA – BEST IN FEST
Two Cliffs Film Festival, England WINNER: Best Short Documentary
XpoNorth, Scotland
Human Rights Film Festival, Spain
KLIK! Animation Festival, Amsterdam
Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo
CutOut Fest, Mexico
Rabbitfest, Italy
Cartoon Club, Italy
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BBC Radio 4 team:
Today Correspondent: Mike Thomson
Today Producer: John Neal
Arabic Service Producer: Nader Ibrahim
Digital Editor: Rhian Roberts
Digital Producer: Greg Smith
Voice actor: Faisal Irshaid

Production team:
Animation: Ross Plaskow, Cribble
Music: Dan Pollard
Sound Design: Dan Pugsley
Director: Cribble

"Life Inside ‘Islamic State’" was posted on the 11th March, 2016.

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