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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017


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  • 1001 Days

    Ajyal Competition

    Within a traditional fairy-tale structure, this animated short addresses eternal issues like sa…

    Aisha Al-Jaidah / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Banned Bodies

    Ajyal Competition

    In danger at home, unwelcome on the European continent, not permitted to travel to the UK, refu…

    Jérémie Reichenbach / France / 2016 / Short Documentary

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  • The Burden

    Ajyal Competition

    Perhaps the first stop-motion animation, existential black comedy/musical film on record, ‘The…

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Sweden / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Cargo

    Ajyal Competition

    When little Abboudi and his grandfather are left behind by the truck they are travelling in, th…

    Karim Rahbani / Lebanon, Cyprus, France / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Dead Horses

    Ajyal Competition

    ‘Dead Horses’ presents a vision of wartime on the ground from the point of view of a bewildered…

    Marc Riba, Anna Solanas / Spain / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Disappearance

    Ajyal Competition

    In an Iranian culture that operates within strict social mores, Sara, a university student, and…

    Ali Asgari / Iran, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Embodiment

    Ajyal Competition

    A poetic reflection of Qatar’s becoming a sophisticated nation of wealth and influence while re…

    Khalifa AlMarri / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Hedgehog's Home

    Ajyal Competition

    There’s no place like home – and Hedgehog’s den is his castle. Hedgehog commands the respect of…

    Eva Cvijanović / Canada, Croatia / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • House in the Fields

    Ajyal Competition

    High in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, life in an isolated rural Amazigh community has changed…

    Tala Hadid / Morocco, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Documentary

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  • I Have Been Watching You All Along

    Ajyal Competition

    A girl explores the forgotten memories of an abandoned cinema through a trancelike journey into…

    Rawda Al-Thani / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Listen to the Silence

    Special Screening

    Nine-year-old Luka lives in a boarding school for deaf children. Somewhat hyperactive, the youn…

    Mariam Chachia / Georgia, Qatar / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • Mare Nostrum

    Ajyal Competition

    On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian man does something that risks his young daught…

    Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf / France, Syria / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • My Second Eye

    Ajyal Competition

    When their family is displaced by conflict, two young boys rely on their mother’s strength to r…

    Ahmad Saleh / Germany, Jordan, Palestine / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Nanuuq

    Ajyal Competition

    Changes in the global environment are melting the globe’s ice caps, and the stunningly animated…

    Jim Lachasse / France / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Our Time Is Running Out

    Ajyal Competition

    In a blissful alternate universe, a society of children lives according to strict rules, and de…

    Meriem Mesraoua / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Perched

    Ajyal Competition

    A ship’s captain lives in a submarine, which is inexplicably perched on top of a mountain. When…

    Liam Harris / United Kingdom / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Scrambled

    Ajyal Competition

    ‘Scrambled’ pairs up the tactile joys of the Rubik’s Cube with the whiz-bang of contemporary vi…

    Bastiaan Schravendeel / Netherlands / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • The Switchman

    Ajyal Competition

    Each time a train arrives at a remote station, the switchman catches a glimpse of his beloved –…

    Mehdi Khorramain / Iran / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Totems

    Ajyal Competition

    A strapping lumberjack heads into the forest with his chainsaw to fell some trees to be used fo…

    Paul Jadoul / France, Belgium / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • When I Hear the Birds Sing

    Ajyal Competition

    The dreams of youths from Côte d’Ivoire are expressed as bright scenes against the horrors they…

    Trine Vallevik Håbjørg / Norway / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • ‘My Little Beasts’ Cine-Concert

    Special Screening

    Ajyal is delighted to work once again with the Forum des Images to present ‘My Little Beasts’,…

    / / / Musical Performance

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