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Bader is a short award winning documentary film which aims to document and tell the story of a young boy and how he overcomes the struggles that he faces through the recitation of poetry. The film hopes to create a positive discussion about the themes that are raised in it. Bader was directed and produced by Maaria Assami, Sara Al-Saadi, and Latifa Al-Darwish.

The film is an observational film and does not mean to judge or misrepresent any segment of society, it simply aims to highlight a story and allow the audience to form their own opinion and make their own judgement.

Bader won a few awards and got international attention.



Winner, Best Film Made in Qatar

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012


Winner, Jury Award

Short Documentary Competition

Emirates Film Competition 2013


Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Cannes Festival Short Film Corner

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Gulf Film Festival in Dubai

Gulf Film Festival at the Institut du Monde Arabe

Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival

Gulf Film Festival in Kuwait 

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival


Special Mention

Gulf Film Festival, Student Short Film Competition 2013

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