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Shouq Shaheen / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2016 / 17 min / Colour and B&W / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Sports
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.

Screenings

Synopsis

Certain things in life are constant, and one of them is the love of many young men for high-stakes hijinks in high-octane machines – in other words, drag racing. But here in Qatar, where the rate of death of young men in car accidents is cause for national concern, how can this taste for speed be safely satisfied? Director Shouq Shaheen takes a balanced and clear-eyed look at some of these young men and their passion for putting the pedal to the metal.

About the Directors

Shouq Abdulla Shaheen was born in Qatar in 1993. She obtained a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Policy, Planning and Development from Qatar University and has directed a number of short narrative and documentary films. She was selected by the US Embassy to visit the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Programme, and attended the International Media and Freedom Conference in Myanmar. A leader in cinema culture at Qatar University, she founded two film competitions and was Head of the Film Club.

Credits

Director
Shouq Shaheen
Screenwriter
Shouq Shaheen
Producer
Shouq Shaheen
Editor
Shouq Shaheen
Cinematographer
Shouq Shaheen, Ahmed Hisham, Ali Altayeb, Ibrahem Srhan, Aisha Ahmed
Cast
Mohammed Shaheen, Abdulla Almulla

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