Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Nasser & the Ticket

Ajyal Competition

Tony El Ghazal / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2022 / 5 min / Colour
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Family


Almost 50 years ago this year, the legendary Pelé played a match in Doha Sports Stadium. On that fateful day in 1973, young Nasser is desperate to see his idol take the field. But he is stuck in Arabic class and must avoid the wrath of his teacher as he attempts to get his hands on a ticket in this charming short about the beautiful game and its power to unite cultures.

About the Directors

Tony El Ghazal is a Lebanese award-winning writer and director. He has directed several narrative fiction films and documentaries, which have played at film festivals worldwide. His films centre around stories from the Arab world that are universal in their appeal. In addition to short films, he also conceptualizes and directs corporate commercials. Tony graduated from Northwestern University in Qatar, where he was awarded two Studio 20Q grants to produce his short films, ‘Bayt El Omor’ (2021) and ‘Ibn El Ballad’ (2022).


Tony El Ghazal
Afnan Tag, Ben Robinson
Executive Producer
Abdulrahman Al AbdulJabar
Yasser Mustafa
Falah Hannoun
Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Abdul Ghani Maqboul

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