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Directed by | Ahmad Habash

Genre fiction  |  Length: 28mins  |  Year of production: 2009

Fatenah is the first Palestinian animated short feature. It tells the story of Fatenah, a warmhearted woman living in the Gaza Strip with her father and sister. Her desires are simple � to maintain a normal life under the abnormal conditions in Gaza. But when Fatenah discovers a lump near her breast she will be compelled to embark on a journey of torment and loss in order to save these simple dreams from the shattering cruelties surrounding her. Based on a true story, Fatenah poignantly explores the many struggles standing between Gaza�s population and access to the most essential of health services. The film was funded by the World Health Organisation and has won several awards internationally.