World Diabetes Congress 2011 Opening Video
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 to 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. Needless to say, finding a professional diabetic Emirati actor proved impossible! After extensive casting sessions with non-professional boys and girls we found 13 year old Buthaina and she did an amazing job!