Country: Palestine
Year: 2021
Duration: 15

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.


film director

Ahmad Saleh

is a Palestinian and German writer and director. His first animation film, House (2012), was nominated for the German Short Film Award and his second short, Ayny (2016), won the Student Academy Award. Night is his third short animation film. Currently he is developing his first feature.


House (cm, 2012), Maa Baa (cm, 2015), Anyn - My Second Eye (cm, 2016), Night (cm, 2021).


film director

“Why would a mother wish to hear that her daughter is dead? She was begging for it as cancer patient would beg for morphine. I don't know where the mother is now but I wanted with this film to tell her what she wished for, so she can finally fall asleep. Based on actual events, translated into puppet animation.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY, FILM EDITING: Ahmad Saleh. ANIMATION: Basel Nasr, Leon Vidmar, Saleh Saleh, Ahmad Saleh. SET DESIGN: Saed Saleh. MUSIC: Suad Bushnaq. SOUND: David Black, Marcus Zilz. CAST: Hiam Abbass, Rafia H. Oraidi, Salma Saleh (voices). PRODUCTION: Vamos Animation.

CONTACT: Fabian Driehorst