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Batch 10 (الدفعة العاشرة)

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Sana Al-Ansari / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2019 / 8 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.


‘Batch 10’ is an enlightening and humanizing look at the mandatory military service in Qatar. The film follows two fresh recruits who recently graduated from the physically demanding three-month boot camp. Highlighting the challenges they faced during, and after their service, the film shows how the experience has positively impacted them on a personal level, despite the difficulties they endured.

About the Director

Sana Al-Ansari is a Qatari/American Masters of Fine Arts Documentary Practice student at University College London. She graduated from NUQ in 2019 with a bachelors in Communication. She has a passion for filmmaking and participated in many different films as a sound recordist, script supervisor and producer. In 2017-2018, she joined the Studio 20Q Board as the Public Relations Chair. Sana has travelled extensively on service-learning trips, and enjoys learning about new people from different cultures. She received a grant from Doha Film Institute to produce a web series she co-wrote and also plans to direct an episode.


Sana Al-Ansari
Abdulla Kamal
Tony El Ghazal
Mohammed Bakri
Deya Al-Omari
Gibran Al-Bader, Saleh Al-Shebani , Sahar Al-Ansari

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