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Embodiment (Tajseed)

Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Khalifa AlMarri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 5 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) 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.


In a desert where oil meets sand, a woman awakes at the top of a tangerine-hued dune. Rising, she gestures in the sunlight, as though inspiring the land about her to develop, grow and become all it can be. A poetic reflection of Qatar’s becoming a sophisticated nation of wealth and influence while retaining its centuries-old traditions, ‘Embodiment’ journeys from ancient wilderness to contemporary metropolis, capturing the stunning beauty of both worlds.

About the Director

Khalifa AlMarri was born in Qatar in 1992, where he has made several contributions to the fine art community. He is the director of ‘Man of the House’, which won a Made in Qatar Award at Ajyal in 2015 and was invited to the third GCC Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. AlMarri studied Mass Communications and International Affairs at Qatar University, and holds a diploma in Directing and Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. He made ‘Fragile’ (2016) as part of a joint Doha Film Institute – La Fémis summer course in Paris.


Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Chris Coleman
Khalifa AlMarri, Abdulaziz AlMarri

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