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Spring Grants 2022 - Development Stage

Nadia Al-Khater / Short Narrative / Qatar / 10 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Coming of age


Aalia (14) and Haya (14) are two cool kids who spend their endless afternoons at the skatepark. Aalia is a skateboarder whose niqab doesn’t stop her from anything. Her friend Haya does camera work for her, documenting her skate tricks and fails. Between family and community, they try to find a way to skate on their own terms.


Nadia Al-Khater
Nadia Al-Khater
Justin Kramer
Production Company
The Film House

About the Director

Nadia Al-Khater is a Qatari filmmaker drawn to innovative storytelling. Her early passion for filmmaking inspired her to direct after graduating from Georgetown University. She wrote and directed the short drama-thriller ‘This Is Not a Drill’ (2019) with The Film House. Her successful collaboration with The Film House continued with her second short film, the satire ‘A Proposal’ (2023). Her photograph “Djurgarden 10” has been highlighted by AccidentallyWesAnderson and was selected to exhibit in South Korea in Spring 2022. She has most recently directed the 2022 brand video for the National Museum of Qatar.


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    Nadia Al-Khater

    Independent Filmmaker

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