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The Fishermen (Al- Sayadeen)

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Obada Jarbi / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2017 / 16 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles / World 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.


Every night, three fishermen escape from the lights, traffic and towering buildings of Doha out into the waters of the Gulf. They take their small boat out into the dark, far away from everything that reflects the transformative modernity of the metropolis, and closer to the reflection of the moonlight. With their fishing equipment and their resilience, they catch as many fish as they can to take to market. ‘The Fishermen’ follows their journey from sea to city.

About the Director

Born in 1995, Obada Yousef Jarbi is a Jordanian resident of Qatar. An aspiring filmmaker, Jarbi is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism at Qatar University. He began his filmmaking career in 2014, when he began filming and producing local films, and made his directorial debut with the documentary ‘Addicted to Alienation’ (2016), Recently, Jarbi completed his second short film ‘The Fishermen’ (2017), through the Doha Film Institute’s documentary workshop. Through his filmmaking, Jarbi hopes to send a meaningful message to audiences.


Obada Jarbi
Obada Jarbi
Ibrahim Nashat
Ibrahim Nashat
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Sultan Dawi, Arumugam Pavadaisamy, Arwl-Skaty Arumugam

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