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Caravan

Made in Qatar

Suzannah Mirghani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 7 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, Serbian, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdu / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Middle Eastern, Road Trip, Psychological, Avant garde, Arthouse
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Screenings

Synopsis

Trapped in a traffic jam, the mind has the chance to wander, since the primary task at hand – getting from A to B – is in a state of suspension. With ‘Caravan’, Suzannah Mirghani examines the daydreams of a cross-section of Doha residents as they explore their inner thoughts. Preoccupations like work, the future, maths tables and music are just some of the many absent-minded meanderings the film’s various characters follow as they wait for daily life to start up again.

About the Directors

Suzannah Mirghani is a Communication and Media studies graduate and an independent filmmaker working on highlighting stories from the Gulf region, with a particular focus on Qatar. Being of multicultural background, she is interested in stories that examine the interconnectedness of ethnicities and identities and the wealth of multicultural encounters that occur in a traditionally cosmopolitan place like Qatar. Her short film “Hind’s Dream” received an award for “artistic vision and poetic screenwriting” at the 2014 Ajyal Youth Film Festival, and was selected for the Short Film Corner at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Suzannah Mirghani
Screenwriter
Suzannah Mirghani
Editor
Suzannah Mirghani
Cinematographer
Mostafa Sheshtawy
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Cast
Yomna Taher, Mostafa Sheshtawy, Judy Mohamed, Julietta Mirghani, Analiza Diocampo, Milan Vasiljevic, Anthea Devotta, Mohamed Zameer Mohinudeen, Anand George Zacharia, Muna Hawwa, Ania Wojtowicz, Mariam Salim, Rawane Nassif, Abdullah Al-Arian, Waheed Khan,

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