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I Am Not My Father

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2018

Naif Al-Malki / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2018 / 13 min / Colour / DCP2K / In Arabic / English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


Mansoor grew up believing that dreams can never come true – his aspirations destroyed by an overly-strict father. Due to this stern upbringing, he now lacks the skills to communicate with his own son Jassim, who dreams of being a real-life superhero. He tries to influence his son to focus on his studies so that he might have a better future career than his own. Undeterred, Jassim pursues his heroic dream and shows his father that anything is possible.

About the Director

Naif Al-Malki is an independent film writer and content creator who focuses on social videos and awareness work. He started the Youth Foundation’s first YouTube show in Qatar in 2010. Recently, he and his team launched a new show called ‘Saleh Show’. Al-Malki has created several social videos, one of which is a commercial called ‘Live for Them’, and he wrote and directed ‘We Are the World’, a public service announcement about climate change. A critical thinker, Al-Malki still believes in Superman.


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