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the pearl

QFF Fall 2018
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Noor Al-Nasr / Feature Narrative

Synopsis

When a tech-¬‐obsessed Qatari teen who is disconnected from his family travels back in time to an era before his beloved technology existed and pearl diving was the main source of income. He is forced to depend on himself to go through this journey where he then learns how to communicate face-¬‐to-¬‐face in order to reconnect with his family and appreciate them.

About the Director

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 had its premiere in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and was featured in the Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes. Her next short film, ‘Dana's Kite’ had its premiere at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in 2016. In 2016, Al-Nasr shot ‘Dreams That Stayed’, a short film about an adult who grew up watching cartoons dubbed into Arabic in the 1980s. She is currently developing her first feature-length film entitled ‘The Pearl’, and the short film ‘Last Day at Home’.

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