Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Bird Watch - Health

Made in Kuwait

Zahra Al-Mahdi / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2017 / 3 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation
Qatar Premiere


In a casual interview, little Layla explains to us how the digestive system works – starting with the eyes and moving on down to the “stomach animal”, then tells us a bit about why she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. This charming episode of the ‘Bird Watch’ series features wonderful line-drawn animation and whimsical handmade models, and explores the marvellous imagination of children.

About the Directors

Zahra Al-Mahdi is a Kuwaiti artist, writer and filmmaker. She is a graduate of English Literature studies from Kuwait University, College of Arts. Her debut graphic novel 'We, the Borrowed' was published in 2016, and she recently completed her online mockumentary mini-series, 'Bird Watch'. Al-Mahdi is also enrolled in Kuwait University's Master's programme in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.


Zahra Al-Mahdi
Zahra Al-Mahdi, Jassim Burhama
Zahra Al-Mahdi
Animation: Zahra Al-Mahdi
Layla, Jassim Burhama

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