Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Good as New (Mitel Al’Arous)

Made in Qatar

Jaser Alagha / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 13 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Coming of age, Drama, Youth, Identity
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Moayyad has bigger dreams than working in his father’s modest bakery. When the young Syrian man leaves his home for Qatar, however, he finds that life abroad isn’t what he thought it would be. Working as a mechanic, Moayyad struggles to find his place and build a life in his new city, while thoughts of his home are never far from his mind. 'Good as New’ is a quiet, poignant film that explores intergenerational tensions and the power of familial roots.

About the Directors

A student at Northwestern University in Qatar majoring in Media communication. Worked previously as a Graphic Designer, a photographer and videographer. He also directed a few short and documentary films.


Jaser Alagha
Jaser Alagha, Menna Kamel
Menna Kamel
Oussama Aitelqadi
Universal Publishing Production Music
Zahed Bata
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