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Embodiment (Tajseed)

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Khalifa AlMarri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 5 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


In a desert where oil meets sand, a woman awakes at the top of a tangerine-hued dune. Rising, she gestures in the sunlight, as though inspiring the land about her to develop, grow and become all it can be. A poetic reflection of Qatar’s becoming a sophisticated nation of wealth and influence while retaining its centuries-old traditions, ‘Embodiment’ journeys from ancient wilderness to contemporary metropolis, capturing the stunning beauty of both worlds.

About the Director

Khalifa AlMarri is a visual artist who has made several contributions to the fine art community in Qatar. He is the director of ‘Man of the House’, which won a 'Made in Qatar' Award at Ajyal in 2015. AlMarri studied Mass Communications at Qatar University and holds a diploma in Directing and Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. He made ‘Fragile’ as part of a joint Doha Film Institute – La Fémis summer course in Paris in 2016. His experimental film ‘Embodiment’ is now travelling the world, screening in several festivals and exhibitions.


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