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My Hero

Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories, DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2013 / 5 min / Digital
In Arabic / English subtitles
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Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


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Synopsis

A young boy idolises his father and longs to spend more time with him, but nothing seems to work: the man is just too busy. Then one day the youngster devises a clever way to grab his father’s attention by playing him at his own game... ‘My Hero’ won a Best Short Film award at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in 2013.

About the Director

Nora Al-Subai is a Qatari writer and director, born and raised in France. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science. Her short film, ‘My Hero’ (2013), premiered in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, where it was named Best Short Film. The film also made its way into the Festival de Cannes, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, and the Latin Arab Festival in Buenos Aires.

Credits

Director
Nora Al-Subai
Screenwriter
Nora Al-Subai
Producer
Gaurri A Kadam, Halah Al Zaman
Editor
Yaseen Zane, Rasha Mkacher, Nora Al Subai
Cinematographer
Gaurri A Kadam
Production Company
Gulf Film Development, DFI
Cast
Abdulrahman Al Jaber, Naila Ali, Mohamed Sharif

Contacts

  • Production Company

    Nora Al Subai

    Company: 
    Qatar Petroleum
    Phone: 
    55091929

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