The New Promise Land is a collection of 3 animation videos made by Joseba Elorza for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. This is the story of Nour.
You can check out the whole interactive documentary here.
Joseba Elorza was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, a small city in the Basque Country, Spain. He studied to become a sound technician and later spent a couple of unfruitful years in art school. It was all this synesthesic hodgepodge where MiraRuido, his artist alias, sprang from; he used to spend the morning as a sound thechnician in a radio station and the evening working on collages. Sight gradually took over hearing, and presently he is making a living as an illustrator and animator. MiraRuido is a union of two Spanish words: “Mira” = “look, see” and “Ruido” = “noise”.