Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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A Lens Under Water (عدسة تحت الماء)

Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar, Ajyal at Vox, Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Fatma Zahra Abderrahim / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2021 / 13 min / Colour / HDCAM / In Arabic / English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Passionate about photography since his childhood in Syria, Faisal Jarkas now spends his time capturing the immense beauty of Qatar’s coastal waters and the colourful marine life that call it home. Always in a buoyant mood, Faisal shares his best footage from years of dedicated work, for which he was honoured by the Ministry of the Environment in 2021. A short documentary bursting with life and an important environmental message.

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About the Director

Fatma Zahra Abderrahim is an M.A journalism graduate in Qatar, a language instructor, documentary filmmaker, and independent radio producer. She is also co-founder of the first online English broadcasting radio for youth in Algeria, a trainer, a voice-over person fluent in five languages—including English, French, and Arabic—and a public speaker for the sustainable development goals.


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