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Al-Johara

Made in Qatar

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 26 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Romantic Comedy, Family
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Synopsis

Made a servant in her own home by her evil stepfamily, Al-Johara receives a wedding invitation from an old childhood friend. With the help of a neighbor, an eccentric, traditional old woman, Al-Johara might be able to attend her very first wedding – and finally be like her beautiful sisters.

About the Directors

Nora Al-Subai is a Qatari writer and director, born and raised in France. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science. Her short film, ‘My Hero’ (2013), premiered in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, where it was named Best Short Film. The film also made its way into the Festival de Cannes, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, and the Latin Arab Festival in Buenos Aires.

Credits

Director
Nora Al-Subai
Screenwriter
Nora Al-Subai
Producer
Rasha Mkachar
Editor
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Music
Najati Al Suloh
Cinematographer
Thomas Hines
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Cast
Salwa Bakheet, Abrar Sabt, Hassan Saqr Hassan, Nada Ibrahim, Syrina Williams, Safa Moussa

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