Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Hero and the Message (Batal wa Resalah)

Made in Qatar

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Pawel Borowski / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2012 / 25 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Middle Eastern
Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Commissioned by Al Rayyan Productions to celebrate Qatar National Day 2012, ‘Hero and the Message’ tells the fantastical tale of a Qatari brother and sister who travel back in time to witness the founding events of the State of Qatar in the 19th century.

Al Rayyan Productions will also present a sneak-peek clip from their animated film celebrating Qatar National Day 2013.

About the Directors

Born in Warsaw, Pawel Borowski was educated in painting and film animation at the Academy of Art there. Since his graduation in 1997, he has worked in advertising as a creative director, making more than 30 television commercials and promos. His filmography includes ‘Love Gamestation’ (short; 2001), ‘I Love You’ (short; 2003) and ‘Zero’ (2009).


Pawel Borowski
Krzysztof Gureczny, Bartosz Kubera, Piotr Szymanek
Ricardo Ceballos
Sales Company
Al Rayyan Productions
Production Company
Al Rayyan Productions
Abdulla Ahmed Abdulla, Nayla Al Mulla, Mohamed Al Muta'ah, Khalid Rabiah, Ahmad Afif

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