The Trees Thief

By Rashin Kheiriyeh

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Original title – Dozd-e Derakht-ha
International title – The Trees Thief
French title – Le Voleur d’Arbres


A man living in a carpenter’s workshop one day decides to build a house for himself when walking through the jungle. He cuts the jungle trees without realising he is destroying both it and the jungle birds’ habitat. When neither trees nor birds remain he has a nightmare about stolen trees; police officers arrest him and put him in a jail. On awaking a massive storm suddenly submerges everything he has built. The man is so regretful about what he has done that he decides to repair the jungle, make it as beautiful as it used to be and bring back the birds. But how will he do it?


Written & Directed by – Rashin Kheyrieh
Graphic Designer & Layout – Rashin Kheyrieh
Animation – Amin Haghshenass & Rashin Kheyrieh  & Hossein Hassanshahi
Sound Designer – Changuiz Sayad
Editing – Rashin Kheyrieh & Amin Haghshenass & Mohammad Nasseri

Cut-out – 2D Animation – Full HD – Stereo

Produced by – Institute for Intellectual Development of
Children & Young Adults – Kanoon

Distribution – A short taken from the film series « Lili POM et le Voleur d’Arbres » released in France on April 8, 2015 by « Les Films du Whippet »