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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017


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  • Aamer

    Ajyal Competition

    Aamer, who has a hearing impairment, lives on the streets of Mumbai. When his mother gives him…

    Amira Bhargava / India / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • At Eye Level

    Ajyal Competition

    Ten-year-old Michi never knew his father, and since the tragic death of his mother, he has live…

    Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner / Germany / 2016 / Feature Narrative

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  • Charlie

    Special Screening

    Charlie always struggled in school, especially in reading and writing. The reason? He is dyslex…

    Ali Ali / Qatar / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • Even When I Fall

    Special Screening

    Sold by their parents into Indian circuses, some Nepali children are trained in acrobatics and…

    Kate McLarnon, Sky Neal / United Kingdom / 2017 / Feature Documentary

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  • Goats

    Ajyal Competition

    Three goats on a train hang out the window, trying to get a taste of the delicious green trees…

    Ekaterina Filippova / Russian Federation / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Hamlet. Comedy

    Ajyal Competition

    Deceptively simple animation shows what happens when a group of rambunctious schoolchildren and…

    Eugeniy Fadeyev / Russian Federation / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Listen to the Silence

    Special Screening

    Nine-year-old Luka lives in a boarding school for deaf children. Somewhat hyperactive, the youn…

    Mariam Chachia / Georgia, Qatar / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

    Ajyal Competition

    A little bird tends to the leaves growing on a nearby branch, but one day a pesky caterpillar c…

    Lena von Döhren / Switzerland / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • My Second Eye

    Ajyal Competition

    When their family is displaced by conflict, two young boys rely on their mother’s strength to r…

    Ahmad Saleh / Germany, Jordan, Palestine / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • The Penguin

    Ajyal Competition

    Based on a lovely children’s song, ‘The Penguin’ tells the tale of a penguin who doesn’t like t…

    Pascale Hecquet / France / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • A Picture

    Made in Kuwait

    When Abdullah’s father gives him a new camera, he is thrilled. But while he is out and about ta…

    Dawood Shuail / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • The Pocket Man

    Ajyal Competition

    A teeny tiny man who lives in an old suitcase makes a surprise connection with an elderly blind…

    Ana Chubinidze / France, Switzerland, Georgia / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Sing

    Ajyal Competition

    When young Zsófi is told by Miss Erika, the choirmistress at her school, she is not good enough…

    Kristóf Deák / Hungary / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Smicha

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    Seven-year-old Lulwa dotes on her elderly grandfather, who is showing early signs of senility.…

    Amal Al-Muftah / Qatar / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Yaman

    Ajyal Competition

    Young and poor, Yaman creates a solution to his difficult circumstances, and at the same time g…

    Amer AlBarzawi / Syria / 2016 / Short Narrative

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