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Dana's Kite (Tayaret Dana)

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

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


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 made its premiere in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and was featured at the Festival de Cannes.


Noor Al-Nasr
Noor Al-Nasr
Mariam Salim
Hamida Issa
Manal Saad Ali
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Dana Alrefai, Mohannad Alrefai

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