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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Learn. Play. Interact. Create.
Explore an out-of cinema experience at the Ajyal Creativity Hub. Discover the latest in technology, the media arts and world culture. Enjoy countless performances, interactive workshops and fun activities designed to spark your imagination and inspire your future creations.

Family Weekend

Ajyal’s Family Weekend offers all sorts of delightful activities for the whole family – it’s a full programme sure to engage young minds!

From 1 to 3 December, Ajyal and its official festival partners invite you to a weekend of fun at Katara. All kinds of excitement awaits, and don’t forget to check out the SONY Cinema Under the Stars for free outdoor screenings of family-friendly films. Kids will also love getting the red carpet treatment at the special screening of ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’, and enthusiasts of cinema and music will enjoy Big and Tiny, a cine-concert featuring short animated films with live musical accompaniment.

See you on the Katara Esplanade!

1 Dec / 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
2 Dec / 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
3 Dec / 3:00 PM–8:00 PM

Entrance is free

Geekdom: Time Machine Exhibition

A hub for the community to come together and relive their childhood through games, music, cartoons and films. The exhibition will take you back in time to a time of Snakes and Ladders, handheld gaming, hangman and other childhood favourites. It also provides the opportunity for local collectors to exhibit their extensive collections, and provides a rent-free space for local nostalgia collectors to sell items to the public. There’s a Gaming Area, a Screening and Chill-Out Area, the Break Corner, and the annual Ajyal Wall, where attendees can express themselves through art. Participants include The 1-Up Gaming Centre, The Gaming Lounge and Kanpeki Team.

Join us at Katara Building 18.

1, 3 and 4 Dec / 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
2 Dec / 2:00 PM–10:00 PM
5 Dec / 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Entrance is free

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Ajyal Talks:

Ajyal Talks: When 1 Thousand > 1 Million

Omar Hussein is a Saudi public figure who specialises in digital media. He currently works with Syrian refugees through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as with AJ+, Al Jazeera’s online news and current affairs channel. A comedian, he wrote and presented the YouTube programmes ‘On the Go’ and ‘Truth Be Said’, and was the presenter of ‘Al Jami3a’ on television. Formerly, he held the position of CEO of U-Turn. He wears a red shoe. In this Ajyal Talk, he discusses the difference between passively watching and being affected by digital content – and how that content can spur people to action rather than simply gathering a larger viewership.

Thu, 1 Dec / 7:30 PM / K16 – OH / free– Please reserve a ticket for admission

This programme is presented in Arabic with simultaneous English translation. Interpreters will be available for questions from the audience.

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Ajyal Talks: Ten Things I Learned in My Twenties

Mohammed Al Hajji speaks on ‘What I Learned in My Twenties’, in which he outlines the major life lessons he learned as a young GCC student living in the USA. A doctoral student and teaching assistant in the social and behavioural sciences at Temple University in Philadelphia, Al Hajji focuses on the effects of biases and heuristics in decision-making processes. Besides his academic ventures, he co-founded Genome, a social entrepreneurship project that aims to curb hereditary diseases in Saudi Arabia. His online content focuses on empowering his peers by providing scientifically based self-development methods that help the young generation make the most of their daily lives.

Fri 2 Dec / 6:00 PM / K16–DT FREE – Please reserve a ticket for admission

This programme is presented in English with simultaneous Arabic translation. Interpreters will be available for questions from the audience.

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Ajyal Talks: Why Refugees Matter

Following the screening of ‘Born in Syria’, Khaled Khalifa will lead a conversation on the current global displacement crisis, with a focus on the situation of Syrian refugees. Mr Khalifa is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representative to the States of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.

Sun 4 Dec / 7:00 PM / K16–OH FREE – Please reserve a ticket for admission

This programme is presented in English with simultaneous Arabic translation. Interpreters will be available for questions from the audience.

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