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
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
Gulf Film Festival, Student Short Film Competition 2013