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Mohamed Al Mahmeed / Feature Narrative / Qatar / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


‘Superpower’ is the story of Jassim, a cancer-ridden Qatari teenager who returns home to his dysfunctional family after spending time in a hospital. Fatma, Jassim’s loving, religious sister, notices her brother’s anxiety and their parents’ lack of concern for him. Jassim shows her a list of the tallest buildings in the world, which he would visit if he were not ill. Fatma convinces Jassim to run away with her to visit the buildings, in Dubai, New York City, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mecca. When their parents learn of Jassim and Fatma’s adventure, they join them in New York, which becomes a battleground for the whole family. As Jassim and Fatma continue their trip, they come to understand who they are, their faith and their dreams.

About the Director

Mohamed Al Mahmeed is a Qatari filmmaker. He received his B.Sc. in Business Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2011, assisted by Doha Film Institute, Mohamed wrote and directed his first short film 'Fahad', which screened at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. In 2015, Mohamed was selected for La Femis Summer Gulf Program in Paris where he directed a short film. He worked on the preparation and production of 'Al Johara', a short film supported by DFI’s Qatari Film Fund. 'Nasser Goes to Space' is Mohamed’s fourth short film, and he is currently working on his first feature film, 'Superpower'.


  • Director

    Mohamed Al Mahmeed

    Independent Filmmaker

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