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Filmmaker Sam Kadi is no stranger to shooting in unconventional circumstances. For his last film, “Little Gandhi,” he found a novice photographer to capture footage inside war-torn Syria. Kadi resorted to Facebook and Skype as his communication tools.
As the world went into lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, Kadi was working on his latest project “Lamya’s Poem,” an animated tale inspired by the great poet Rumi, on which he served as producer. The film was still in production before lockdown and featured at the Annecy Animation Festival as part of the Work in