Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child

  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child
  • Iqbal: Tale of a Fearless Child

SYNOPSIS

Iqbal is a good, talented ten-year old boy who lives in Kardù, a small village somewhere in the world. The adventure of Iqbal starts the day when the doctor prescribes some expensive medicines for Aziz, who suffers from pneumonia. Because there is no money, Iqbal decides to go to the market in Mapur to sell some of his beloved little goat. In Mapur he meets Hakeem, a treacherous but kind swindler, who offers to buy the medicines for Aziz: in return Iqbal will have to work in his friend Guzman’s rugs factory. How long will Iqbal have to work? We don’t know the answer. Guzman understands soon Iqbal’s skills and so the little child is forced to live in a dirty and cold warehouse and work hard to create a precious Blue Bangapur. Here Iqbal meets a group of young workers: Fatima, Emerson, Maria, Ben, Salman and Karim. All of them have similar stories caused by poverty. Iqbal has no choice but to start weaving his rug and think how to get out of this terrible situation. After a natural initial suspicion, Iqbal’s relationships with his companions become friendlier and the group of children becomes aware of their condition of “forever slaves”. When Iqbal comes to understand that his debt will never, ever be paid off, he starts planning a way to set himself and his friends free and go back home…

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TECHNIQUE

The film is made using both 2D Animation and the moderner 3D. The backgrounds and other little elements are in 2D, while the characters are first modeled using 3D and then rendered in 2D. This particular use of 3D has the aim of obtaining the same softer effect of traditional animation but taking all the advantages of new technologies.

DID YOU KNOW?

The movie is the main part of a big trans-media project about children labor and consequent early school leaving. Many side-projects will be developed for different media: from art to new media through games and education. The Fearless Child project is developed in partnership with international institutions in order to make everyone aware of the huge social topics that the movie deals with.

CREW

Direction: Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami

Screenplay: Paolo Bonaldi, Lara Fremder and Michel Fuzellier

Production: Gertie srl, 2d3D Animantion, Montparnasse productions

Executive Producer: Franco Serra

Producer: Franco Serra, Fulvia Serra, Florent Mounier, Malika Brahmi, Renaud Delourme

Music: Patrizio Fariselli. The final song “Efstratios” is sung by Petra Magoni

Characters: Michel Fuzellier e Chiara Molinari

PARTNERS

The movie is developed in collaboration with Comitato Italiano per l’UNICEF. The project is supported by ALMED Alta Scuola in Media Comunicazione e Spettacolo dell Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore, CGIL, ANPI, COOPLiguria, NovaCOOP, COOPLombardia and Smemoranda.

Film recognized of national cultural interest with financial contribution from the ministry for heritage and cultural activities and tourism – direzione generale per il cinema with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Community and CNC– Centre National du Cinema et de l’Image Animée.

PRODUCTION FILE

Title: Iqbal. Tale of a Fearless Child

Genre: Animated Feature Film

Audience: Family and Children

Duration: 85’

Technique: 2D and 3D animation

Languages: Italian, English, French

Direction: Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami

Characters design:
Michel Fuzellier and Chiara Molinari

Dreams design:
Valeria Petrone

Music: Patrizio Fariselli. The final song “Efstratios” is sung by Petra Magoni

Production: Italy – France (Gertie srl, 2d3D Animantion, Montparnasse productions)

Partners: MIBACT (Italian Ministry for Cultural Activities) UNICEF, ALMED Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, EU MEDIA Program, CGIL, COOPLiguria, NovaCOOP, COOPLombardia, ANPI

Release date: 19 november 2015

PROJECT TIMELINE

CONCEPT - Completed
DEVELOPMENT - Completed
PRODUCTION - Completed
POST PRODUCTION - Completed

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