Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

T Boy

Bader - ages 18+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Maryam Al Sahli / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 7 min / Colour / DCP / In English, Hindi / Arabic, English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Synopsis

A young Indian IT professional who has moved to Doha on the promise of lucrative employment ends up in a job making tea for the employees of an office. When one of the managers discovers his outstanding skills, a glimpse of a better future brings a sparkle to the worker’s eye. Cleverly constructed to let us embrace the hopes of an endearing character, this crushing film sheds a harsh, unforgiving light on the tough life of immigrant labourers.

About the Director

Maryam Al Sahli is a film and video editor who has worked with the Doha Film Institute, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and Innovation Films. She edited the short films ‘Bidoon’ (2012) and ‘Crazy Calm’ (2012), which screened at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. Al Sahli graduated from Qatar University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Mass Communication in 2011, and is the first Qatari woman to make film editing her profession. ‘T Boy’ marks her first foray into directing.

Credits

Director
Maryam Al Sahli
Screenwriter
Maryam Al Sahli, Zakie Khan
Editor
Maryam Al Sahli
Cinematographer
Suhaib Abou Douleh
Cast
Zakie Khan, Osama Zboun

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