QFF 2015 - Development Stage
Current project status: Development
In Mecca, Amna meets Mariam, who works for a news organisation and is planning on covering the political demise of Amna’s father. All through their conversation, Mariam asks the younger woman, “What happened to your sister?” Through flashbacks, Amna reveals the story of her sister Alya, and her father, an alleged criminal of the state, who refuses to give up his home and the river. A tale of faith, betrayal and love, ‘Little River’ examines the dynamics of family and society and the pain of remembrance.
About the Director
Shaikha Al-Thani was born in Qatar. She studied Journalism and Politics at Northwestern University in Qatar, graduating with a BA and a Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. After directing the short documentary ‘The Triangle’, she studied screenwriting and honed her writing practice while on an internship in New York City. She is currently developing the screenplay for the feature-length project ‘Little River’.