Zomë Zomë

An animated short that returns the point from where a faith sprang. It looks at the widespread belief that water is a symbol of spirituality, and its metamorphosis from liquid to solid, transforming from the intangible to the material, and from the hidden to the exposed. The name of the well comes from the phrase Zomë Zomë, meaning “stop flowing,” a command repeated by Hagar, second wife to Abraham, during her attempt to contain the spring waters of Zamzam and save her son Ishmael from the flooding well. 

 Animated film, 11:41 min, 2017


Commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the project After the Wildly Improbable, 2017

Curated by Adania Shibli