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Paper Kite (طيارة ورق)

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Nada Bedair / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2019 / 7 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles / Gulf Premiere
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.


In a strict catholic school, Noor daydreams of making a kite. Not amused by her lack of concentration in class, Sister Caroline punishes her with detention. There she meets new student Zayn who sees Noor’s sketches of kites and encourages her to make one with her. The two embark on a kite-making mission, but they soon find themselves in trouble with the school nuns after breaking into the art room for supplies.

About the Director

Nada Bedair is a senior at Northwestern University in Qatar, where she majors in media industries and technology and minors in gender and sexuality studies. Bedair is passionate about social justice, particularly women’s empowerment. She aspires to empower women through her work as a filmmaker in documentary and fiction. Some of her notable work is ‘Treasures of the Past’, which was featured at Muscat International Film Festival and won Best Documentary at Ajyal Film Festival.


Nada Bedair
Sahar Elkabbash, Md Razi Al Islam
Executive Producer
Fouad Hassan
Awad Abdelrahman
Noor Noor Emara Zayn Dana Alrefai Sister Caroline Fatma Maher Sister Louisa Amany Halawa Noor Odeh

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