Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Adaptation (Adaptação)

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox

/ Short Narrative / Portugal / 2020 / 15 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Portuguese / Arabic, English subtitles
MENA Premiere


A young red-haired boy draws the ire of local bullies because of his unique appearance. To make things worse, he has a crush on one of the girls in the gang that is bullying him, a feeling that appears to be reciprocated. A chance meeting with another boy hatches a strategy that ultimately leads to him standing up for himself in this short about exclusion, empathy, and courage.

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