Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Hero and the Message (Batal wa Resalah)

Special Screening

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Pawel Borowski / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2012 / 60 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Middle Eastern


Qatar National Day marks the historic day in 1878 when Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani, the founder of Qatar, unified the country under one banner. To celebrate Qatar National Day in 2012, Al Rayyan Productions created this top-notch animated short, which tells the fantastical tale of a Qatari brother and sister who travel back in time on the prototype of a futuristic train to witness the founding events of the State of Qatar.

About the Directors

Born in Warsaw, Pawel Borowski was educated in painting and film animation at the Academy of Art there. Since his graduation in 1997, he has worked in advertising as a creative director, making more than 30 television commercials and promos. His filmography includes ‘Love Gamestation’ (short; 2001), ‘I Love You’ (short; 2003) and ‘Zero’ (2009).


Pawel Borowski
Krzysztof Gureczny, Bartosz Kubera, Piotr Szymanek
Ricardo Ceballos
Sales Company
Al Rayyan Productions
Production Company
Al Rayyan Productions
Abdulla Ahmed Abdulla, Nayla Al Mulla, Mohamed Al Muta'ah, Khalid Rabiah, Ahmad Afif

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