Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 1 & 3 - Emsahar (Emsahar)

Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Hassan Al-Jahni / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2020 / 7 min / Colour / In Arabic / English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A young girl attempts to prevent the death of her beloved grandmother by harnessing the magical powers of a local Ramadan drummer.

About the Director

Hassan Al-Jahni is a Qatari filmmaker. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Media, Industries, and Technologies and a concentration in film and Middle Eastern studies. Intrigued by animation and worldbuilding, he wrote and directed his first animated short ‘Emsahar’. His work is inspired by local and regional culture and a need to bring Arab stories to the forefront of global cinema. Currently, Al-Jahni is pursuing his MFA in Film and Television at USC.


Hassan Al-Jahni
Hassan Al-Jahni
Ben Robinson
Animation Company: Regh Animation & Design

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