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Ali Al Anssari / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 16 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Science Fiction
International Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.



Like a George Romero movie, or an installment of ‘The Walking Dead’ set in post-apocalyptic Qatar, ‘Qarar’ tells the suspenseful tale of a young married couple trying to survive an epidemic that has turned the population into zombies. While he battles the monsters, she hides a secret… Sparse use of CGI and a keen eye for atmosphere make this a great addition to the zombie myth.

About the Director

Ali Al Anssari is a media graduate from Bangor University in North Wales. He began practising photography many years ago and has now made the transition to cinematography and directing. Al Anssari directed ‘I’ in 2012 and 'Qarar' in 2014, both of which have been invited to numerous film festivals, and were featured in the Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes. He currently works for Qatar Museums and is a member of the Qatari production company Innovation Films.


Ali Al Anssari
Ali Al Anssari
Ahmed Al Baker
Ahmed Al Baker
Greg Johnson
Zeeshan Khan
Sales Company
Innovation Films
Production Company
Innovation Films
Mohammed Sharif, Sally Al Mansori, Nafed Al Saeed, Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi, Rathwan Al Saad, Ibrahim Al Merza, Salman Al Mohannadi

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