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Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Ali Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 8 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A young woman is ill with cancer. She faithfully prays for assistance until, one day, she receives two very different pieces of news that will change her life. A dramatic short film about the unexpected twists and turns that life puts in our path.

About the Director

Ali Ali’s short film ‘Charlie’ travelled to several film festivals, including the Boston International Kids Film Festival, the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival and the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. He wrote and directed the short film ‘New Day’, which screened in Ajyal’s Made in Qatar section in 2014. His other films include ‘50%’ (2014) and ‘Theatre Night’ (2014). He produced Carlo Yan’s ‘The Secret Keeper’ in 2013, and was a casting director and co-producer for the first round of films produced through the DFI’s Qatari Film Fund.


Ali Ali
Ali Ali
Ali Ali
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