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Stranger

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Yasser Mustafa, Christophe Buffet / Short Documentary / Qatar, France / 2020 / 11 min / In No Dialogue / Domestic Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Synopsis

Khalid is the security guard in an abandoned Qatari elementary school. We follow him as he makes his rounds through the empty classrooms and encounters remnants of the neighbourhood's past residents, some of which remind him of the life he has left behind in Egypt. 'Stranger' is a journey not just into a school and its past, but also a poetic portrait of an immigrant who has left their family and friends for the opportunity of a better salary abroad.

About the Director

Christophe Buffet is Digital Media Senior Specialist at Qatar Museums, where he recently led the team that delivered the digital media productions for the opening of the National Museum of Qatar. Prior to moving to Qatar, he has worked with museums in the UK, France, Belgium, and Brazil. Christophe graduated from Paris 8 University (Hypermedia). He has performed live and presented experimental real-time audiovisual work using sensors at the Centre Pompidou and Maison Européenne de la Photography in Paris, V2 Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, DA2 Domus Artium in Salamanca, Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, and Hangar in Barcelona. He is fascinated with the transformations of Doha, the city he calls home since 2018.

Christophe Buffet is Digital Media Senior Specialist at Qatar Museums, where he recently led the team that delivered the digital media productions for the opening of the National Museum of Qatar. Prior to moving to Qatar, he has worked with museums in the UK, France, Belgium, and Brazil. Christophe graduated from Paris 8 University (Hypermedia). He has performed live and presented experimental real-time audiovisual work using sensors at the Centre Pompidou and Maison Européenne de la Photography in Paris, V2 Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, DA2 Domus Artium in Salamanca, Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, and Hangar in Barcelona. He is fascinated with the transformations of Doha, the city he calls home since 2018.

Credits

Director
Yasser Mustafa, Christophe Buffet
Producer
Ania Wójtowicz
Editor
Socheat Cheng
Cinematographer
Yasser Mustafa Shater

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