Angels, Spiders and Other Miserable Creatures (Malaika, ’Anakib, wa Makhloukat Ba’issa Okhra)
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Bu Shaheen and Umm Shaheen are an odd, greedy couple with a sick child. Their life is becoming difﬁcult and they are slowly losing their faith. They pray for a miracle, and God sends them an angel. Not knowing what to do with it, nor whether it is a blessing or a curse, they use the angel to make money, and neglect the health of their son. They use the angel in all the wrong ways until God takes it back from them.
About the Director
Born in Qatar in 1990, Fahad Ahmed J. Al-Kuwari is an independent writer-filmmaker. He was raised in the suburbs of Doha, which influences the setting of most of his works. Al-Kuwari comes from an arts and design background, and never studied film in an academic context. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. He was introduced to filmmaking through working in production design, which is apparent in the aesthetic of his work. Al-Kuwari has worked on several short films, including Ali Al Anssari’s ‘Qarar’ (2014) and Sarah Al-Derham’s ‘Ghazil’ (2012). He wrote Al Anssari’s ‘I’ (2013), and wrote and directed ‘Ruqya’ (2011). His first participation in a major feature-length film was on the set of Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ (2012).
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