Fatima’s Drawings

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-3-15-02-pmFatima’s Drawings by director/editor/photographer/producer Magnus Wennman is the first prize winner of the Short Forms subsection of the World Press Photo 2016 Multimedia Contest.

The short film documents the story of Fatima, a little girl and Syrian refugee residing in Sweden, who tells her story through her drawing. The doodle form depicts in astonishing poignancy the tale of her journey fleeing her hometown of Idib with her mother and siblings, traveling through refugee camps in Lebanon and boarding rescue boats in Libya.

The childlike candor adds a peculiar rawness to the portrayal of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Fatima’s Drawings on World Press Photo’s Site.

Fatima’s Drawings on Vimeo.


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