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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum Film Programme II

Runtime: 75 min

Once again, the Ajyal Youth Film Festival is pleased to celebrate the exciting state of filmmaking at home with our annual slate of work made right here in Qatar. This year, we present two programmes of shorts, including narratives, documentaries and thoughtful essays. The films were made independently, through Qatar University or Northwestern University in Qatar, or with the support of the Doha Film Institute’s workshops and funding programmes.

Screenings

  • Chaos Antidote

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    The ever-changing urban landscape of Doha is dreamily contemplated in this wordless, documentary essay, in whi…

    Hadeer Omar, Idris Elhassan / Qatar / 2017 / Short Documentary

  • 1001 Days

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

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

    Aisha Al-Jaidah / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • The Fishermen

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    Every night, three fishermen escape from the lights, traffic and towering buildings of Doha out into the water…

    Obada Jarbi / Qatar / 2017 / Short Documentary

  • Embodiment

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

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

    Khalifa AlMarri / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • Our Time Is Running Out

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

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

    Meriem Mesraoua / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • Khurshid

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    A goldsmith, Khurshid spends his days creating and repairing jewellery using timeworn tools, seemingly magical…

    Mazen Shafea, Mohamed Elamin / Qatar / 2017 / Short Documentary

  • Walls

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    In a decaying world that has become nothing more than a trash heap, a race of skeleton-like, robotic creatures…

    Nibu Vasudevan / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • The Noble Tree

    Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

    Once upon a time, four trees grew around a lake. The youngest tree was the most popular with visitors, because…

    Ghassan Kairouz, Pascale Abou Jamra / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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