Short Film: NOMAD, 4min., Lebanon

Directed by Abdulrahman El Abyad, Lynne Zakhour, Tamara Qaddoumi
By the light of fireflies, the whispers of mythical snakes, and the ushering of a myriad of under worldly creatures, Nomad illustrates the twist and turns of a journey to the individuation of the spirit. Weaving through realms of light and shadow, where every encounter is alive with meaning, the uprooted protagonist takes us from the depths of her unconscious to the illuminations of the divine feminine.

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Director Biography – Abdulrahman El Abyad, Lynne Zakhour, Tamara Qaddoumi

Born and raised as a national in the sleepy desert of Kuwait, Qaddoumi, Endowed with voice, melody and word , confronts the curious child within and tackles the quest for identity through expressive harmonic vocal layering, galactic synths,
expressive drums and idiosyncratic guitar riffs, embracing the glitching dynamics inherent in electronics.

Qaddoumi’s hybrid Palestinian, Lebanese and Scottish upbringing makes up a stream of conscious questions and discoveries.

Traveling through complex melodic arrangements, weaving coils of desire and observation by exploring flawed circuits of emotion and creation.

Abdulrahman el abyad
Lebanese motion graphics designer, animator and writer based in Istanbul.

Director Statement

“By the light of fireflies, the whispers of mythical snakes, and the ushering of a myriad of under worldly creatures, Nomad illustrates the twist and turns of a journey to the individuation of the spirit. Weaving through realms of light and shadow, where every encounter is alive with meaning, the uprooted protagonist takes us from the depths of her unconscious to the illuminations of the divine feminine.”

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