This film was produced for the opening event of the World Diabetes Congress 2011 in Dubai.

It tells the story of a diabetic girl living in the United Arab Emirates.

We wanted the film to be authentic so there was no question of using an actor/presenter who was not diabetic.

The actor also needed to be an Emirati.

Finding a professional diabetic Emirati actor proved challenging!

After extensive casting sessions with non-professional boys and girls we found 13 year old Buthaina and she did an amazing job!

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World Diabetes Congress 2011

Updated on 2018-05-25T21:21:17+00:00, by Paul Gailey.