Shabholm - Fredrikstad Animation Festival


Satire collective Gigi has made a big success in Denmark with its rough animations from the fictional Danish ghetto Blokhavn. In their latest film Shabholm, a rich oil sheik has bought the island of Bornholm and transformed the island into a Middle Eastern holiday paradise for foreigners. Hassan, who is fed up with Denmark and the discrimination, gathers his gang, his “shabas”, and together they head for the sunshine island. But is paradise too good to be true? Shabholm is a limitless black animated comedy about a checkered modern society, where different cultures must learn to live together.

Gigis is a groundbreaking Danish artist collective that is responsible for all parts of the production. Everything from idea, script, recording, music, and voices to score, designs and animation.