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Ali Ali / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2015 / 7 min / Colour / DCP2K / In English / Arabic subtitles / No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


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 Director

Ali Ali’s short film ‘Charlie’ travelled to several film festivals, including the Boston International Kids Film Festival, the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. He wrote and directed the short film ‘New Day’, which screened in Ajyal’s Made in Qatar section in 2014. His other films include ‘50%’ (2014) and ‘Theatre Night’ (2014). He produced Carlo Yan’s ‘The Secret Keeper’ in 2013, and was a casting director and co-producer for the first round of films produced through the DFI’s Qatari Film Fund.


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