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Dana's Kite (Tayaret Dana)

Ajyal Film Series

Noor Al-Nasr / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 5 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Family, Children
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.



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Synopsis

Dana is playing with her kite on the beach at the water’s edge while her brother Ahmed sits on the sand messaging his friends on his mobile phone. She tries to get his attention but he’s too busy to see the amazing shell she has found … until suddenly he looks up and the young girl is nowhere to be found. With ‘Dana’s Kite’, Qatari director Noor Al-Nasr explores love for family, our ever-increasing reliance on impersonal technology and the gorgeous Doha seaside.

About the Director

Noor Al-Nasr is a graphic designer, writer and aspiring filmmaker. She has always been interested in art in all its forms, especially the moving image. Her first short film, ‘Health Invaders’ (2015) was shot as part of a challenge for Qatar’s Seha health organisation. It had its premiere in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and was featured in the Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes. Her next short film, ‘Dana's Kite’ had its premiere at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in 2016. In 2016, Al-Nasr shot ‘Dreams That Stayed’, a short film about an adult who grew up watching cartoons dubbed into Arabic in the 1980s. She is currently developing her first feature-length film entitled ‘The Pearl’, and the short film ‘Last Day at Home’.

Credits

Director
Noor Al-Nasr
Screenwriter
Noor Al-Nasr
Producer
Mariam Salim
Editor
Hamida Issa
Cinematographer
Manal Saad Ali
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Cast
Dana Alrefai, Mohannad Alrefai

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