«Until the end» – Amr Moustafa, Canada, 2018, 15′

“A Canadian Photographer travels to the war zone middle east. after he is captured by terrorists he must try his best to save the children of the compound. Until The End is a dramatic thriller short film set in the war zone regions of the Middle East. The film opens with Ryan’s mission. To help, protect and free the children trapped and brainwashed by ISIS. Ryan is a young brave realistic atheist photographer who travels to the middle east with his college Dan. after a grueling 40 hours of travel the duo get to their hotel and are immediately captured by ISIS terrorists. Ryan and Dan find themselves in an ISIS prison ruled by the driven and merciless Abo Jihad. Jihad has lights and camera’s set up and plans to have Dan and Ryan read a speech of film to threaten the USA. after a failed attempt from Dan, Jihad sacrifices him. Abo-Jihad enters Ryan’s cell however he is surprised when Ryan puts on a brave face and questions Jihad about his beliefs. This angers Jihad who drags Ryan towards his doom. However, Ryan sees two children as he’s dragged. one appears violent as is armed. the younger, however, appears sympathetic and has Ryan’s camera. Ryan determined to help out the children as much as he can smiles at the child with his camera hoping to change a young life the best he can, Ryan doesn’t regret his choice. he is happy knowing his sacrifice is to save the life of a child broken by war.”