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Dreams That Stayed (Ahlami Alati Baqat)

Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

Noor Al-Nasr / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 7 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Fantasy, Family, Identity
World 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.



One evening, a man is working late at the office, alone apart from the presence of the building’s security guard. But something strange is going on… A sudden power outage leads the man to a mysteriously flickering television set, where he is transported to his childhood dreams of adventuring through space with his favourite superhero. When the lights come up and everything gets back to normal, we remember that cartoon champions are a thing of the imagination… Or are they?

About the Directors

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 in the market of the Festival de Cannes.


Noor Al-Nasr
Noor Al-Nasr
Edward Thomas
Noor Al-Nasr
Yasser Mustafa
Leon Minos
Art Direction: Abdulla Al-Mulla
Assistant Director
Maryam Salim
Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud, Mohammed Al-Mansuori, Ali Khamas, Tamer Abuassi

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