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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

All Films

Abstract Visions

Runtime: 82 min

This programme of international short films presents some unique, daring and truly original voices in cinema today.


  • My Second Eye

    Ajyal Competition

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

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

  • I Have Been Watching You All Along

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Rawda Al-Thani / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • Totems

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Paul Jadoul / France, Belgium / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Embodiment

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Khalifa AlMarri / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • Cargo

    Ajyal Competition

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

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

  • Banned Bodies

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Jérémie Reichenbach / France / 2016 / Short Documentary

  • The Burden

    Ajyal Competition

    Perhaps the first stop-motion animation, existential black comedy/musical film on record, ‘The Burden’ is a ve…

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Sweden / 2017 / Short Narrative

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