Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

All Days

  • On The Surface

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    ‘On the Surface' is a short contemplative animation about a young Black woman who goes swimming in the Icelandic Sea. There, she reflects on her experience of raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home. She relives her traumatic pregnancy and postnatal depression as she enters the freezing water. Facing her fears, she begins to relax in the deep wild abyss—helping her to heal on her emotional journey.

    Fan Sissoko / Iceland, United States of America, Mali / Short Narrative