Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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Border (حدود)

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

Khalifa Al-Thani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2021 / 12 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.


Mohammed attempts to travel through a border to see his family, but first, he must navigate the new world’s rules and regulations. Despite his best efforts in following the complex system, his passage is not an easy one. At every turn, he faces institutionalised apathy and ever-increasing suspicion about his previous whereabouts and future intentions. In a world where we are all colour codes and faceless—judgement seems to turn into prejudice easily.

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About the Director

Khalifa Al Thani is a Qatari filmmaker, curator and visual artist. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from films to exhibitions. His work focuses on the interdisciplinary exploration of Qatari and identity themes. He has directed, wrote, and produced several films, most notably ‘A Tale of a Song’ with Al Jazeera Documentary. Al Thani ventured into curatorial works with ‘Outbreak’, which took place during the Ajyal Film Festival 2020. He attained a BFA in Film and Video from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is currently a part of the Doha Film Institute.


Khalifa Al-Thani
Khalifa Al-Thani
Poppy Clinton, Jamie Riordan, Fatma Al-Ghanim, Vibhav Gautam
Executive Producer
Jamie Riordan, Poppy Clinton
Yasser Mustafa

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