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Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Amer Jamhour / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 15 min / Colour / DCP2K / In Arabic / English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


Dishevelled, anxious and short-tempered, Dunia’s mother is on some kind of mission. She drives through the night with the nine-year-old girl in the passenger seat, then pulls off into the woods by the side of the road. After telling Dunia to keep a look out, she grabs a shovel and disappears into the darkness. Alone and bored, the youngster plays with the clothes and make-up she finds in the back of the car, but when a policeman shows up the already strange night becomes a life-or-death struggle in director Amer Jamhour’s debut short.

About the Director

Amer Jamhour was born and raised in Amman, where he obtained a BA in Business & Marketing from the University of Jordan before moving to London to pursue a career in the creative industries. He dabbled in advertising and motion graphics for 10 years and took several short courses in filmmaking, until he graduated from the National Film and Television School with a post-graduate dioploma in Script Development. Since then, Jamhour has developed scripts with writers and producers from the Middle East on a freelance basis, and recently directed his first short film, ‘Dunia’. Now based in Madrid, Jamhour is currently working on his next short and feature-length projects.


Amer Jamhour
Amer Jamhour
Mahmoud Abdul Aziz
Audio Network
Abdullrhman Hassona
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
M. A. Lazurdi, Dana AlRefai, Mohanned Al-Melhem, Bayan Dahdah, Dana Al-Meer

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