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Ali Ali / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2015 / 7 min / Colour / DCP2K
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Drama, Biography, Family, Based on a True Story, Identity, Children
International Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


  • Playing in: Made in Qatar Film Programme II
  • Fri, Dec 4, 07:00 PM, Katara Building 16, Drama Theatre (K16-DT)
    Free screening
    Followed by Made in Qatar Awards Ceremony


There was always something a bit different about Charlie. Though imaginative and precocious, he struggled in school, falling behind his peers in reading and writing. He was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it difficult to distinguish letters and words. This documentary shows how Charlie and his family have learned to cope with this challenge, and will hopefully inspire other kids to excel despite living with dyslexia.

About the Directors

Ali Ali was born in 1978 in Bahrain. He wrote and directed ‘Theatre Night’, his first short film, in 2012, under the supervision of the Doha Film Institute, and the film screened at DTFF that year. He also worked as an assistant director and as an actor in a number of short films.


Ali Ali
Ali Ali
Ali Ali
Ahmed El Mokhtar
Umer Shabib
Charlie Bugg, Mary Bugg, Lily Bugg

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