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DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Rahab Elewaly / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2012 / 13 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.



Screenings

  • Sun, Apr 2, 07:00 PM, Hotel Park
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served
  • Thu, Apr 6, 07:00 PM, Hotel Park
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served
  • Fri, Apr 7, 07:00 PM, Hotel Park
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served

Synopsis

This animated adaptation of a Middle Eastern folktale follows Rain on a journey into the desert. After a tragic event, he seeks refuge in a drought-stricken Bedouin camp, where he is challenged by expectations that arise from his name. Unable to meet the demands of his hosts, Rain resorts to spirituality and hope.

Official Film Website

About the Director

Rahab Elewaly is an Egyptian-American filmmaker who studied cinema in Cairo. She has worked as an animation artist for Warner Brothers, Fox Searchlight, the Independent Film Channel, MTV and PBS. She won an award for Best Animated Film at the Cairo International Film Festival. Her films have been screened in Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance.

Credits

Director
Rahab Elewaly
Screenwriter
Autumn Eve Watts
Producer
Rahab Elewaly, Heidi Ahsmann
Editor
Abdul Jabbar Maki, Maryam Al Sahli
Music
Nitin Sawhney
Other
Animators: Mohamad Daqqaq, Ashiq Ahmed, Waseem Al Marzouki, Diala Zada, Mohamad Al Suwaidi/ Effects & Compositing: Mohannad Gamal / Character Design and Story Board: Lilian Wagdy / Assistant Producer: Sue James / Post Production Sound Supervisor: David M
Cast
n/a

Contacts

  • Sales Contact

    Jillian Robson

    Company: 
    Doha Film Institute
    Phone: 
    +974 4420 0646

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