Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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Al Muqana3

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Tarek Abu-Esber / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2012 / 6 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In Arabic, English
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Ahmed Al-Jaber is a Doha-based, self-confessed artist. The retired policeman's "art" is his collection of intricately decorated cars and motorbikes which are adorned with flags, stickers, curtain rails, flashing lights and various other bling. His daily routine takes his creations from the garage to the streets of Doha—his contribution to what he describes as the work of art that is the Doha skyline. 'Al Muqanna3' paints an intimate portrait of Ahmed Al-Jaber, putting a name to the face that people recognize as the man with the crazy cars.

About the Director

A film buff since he was a child, Tarek Abu-Esber left behind a career in the mobile industry and a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering to pursue a career in film. ‘Al Muqana3’ was his first short documentary.


Tarek Abu-Esber
Tarek Abu-Esber
Lana Shamma
Abdul-Jabbar Maki
Ashwin Renju
Thomas Hines, Justin Kramer
Special thanks: Lauren Mccarthy, Dale Mccarthy
Ahmed Al-Jabber

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