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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2018

All Films

Immortalizing Memories

Special Screening

Mostafa Sheshtawy / Unknown / Qatar / 2015 / 17 min / Colour
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Creative Documentary
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Screenings

Synopsis

Doha is known for its soaring and sparkling skyline. In ‘Immortalizing Memories’, we are transported to another side of the metropolis – Ateya, a quaint low-rise apartment building. Filmmaker Mostafa Sheshtawy captures the memories of the community in the small complex, where he himself grew up, through interviews with his family and neighbours. As Doha continues to modernise rapidly, ‘Immortalizing Memories’ is as a reminder of the importance of community in any city.

About the Directors

Mostafa Sheshtawy is an Egyptian film director and cinematographer, who began his filmmaking career by documenting the Arab Spring in 2011. Since then, he has written and directed the short films ‘Immortalizing Memories’ and ‘Love Blood Test’, and writing of his third short screenplay is underway. Sheshtawy is currently involved in numerous productions as a cinematographer.

Credits

Director
Mostafa Sheshtawy
Screenwriter
Mostafa Sheshtawy
Editor
Mostafa Sheshtawy
Music
Isaac Calderon
Cinematographer
Mohammed Al Haidous
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Cast
Saeed Sheshtawy, Fatma Sharaf, Heba Sheshtawy, Ahmed Siwar, Rahmiya Siwar, Waleed Siwar, Abeer Siwar, Shaza Siwar, Noura Siwar, Areej Siwar

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