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Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories

Ovidio Salazar, Mazen Al Khayrat, Nahla Al Fahad / Feature Documentary / United Arab Emirates, France, Egypt, Denmark, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, United Kingdom / 2015 / 78 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Turkish / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary
Qatar 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.



Whether a veil of the soul, the mind or the body, the layers of the veil in history and the many meanings behind it will be revealed. The hijab is a head covering, and ‘women are either judged for wearing the hijab or for not wearing it’. In ‘The Tainted Veil’, the challenges surrounding these ideas are exposed in a debate featuring diverse guests and extraordinary stories.

About the Director

Mazen Al Khayrat lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, he is a Syrian Director specializing in documentary making. He has written, produced and directed numerous documentaries and corporate videos on topics of humanities, environment, culture and society.


Ovidio Salazar, Mazen Al Khayrat, Nahla Al Fahad
Mazen Al Khayrat, Stephenie Dopferah
Alyazia Bint Nahyan
Faris Khatib, Mazen Al Khayrat, Homam Ghazal
Albert El Ters
Samir Karam
Amal , Sarah Joseph, Asmaa Abd El-Hamid, Mohamed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti, Abdul Hakim Murad

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