Ajyal Film Festival 2023

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The Artist: Yacoub Missi

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Tony El Ghazal / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2018 / 5 min / Colour / DCP / English subtitles / No Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.


In this short documentary, we join Syrian painter and sculptor, Yacoub Missi, as he recalls the inspirations that led him to pursue his passion for art. During the interview, which is dotted with some of his most notable artworks, we learn of his immense dedication to his craft and the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations.

About the Director

Tony El Ghazal is a Lebanese director and filmmaker. He was born in Qatar and currently studies Media Industries and Technologies at Northwestern University in Qatar with a concentration on film. His goal is to tell the stories of the Arab world that are universal in their appeal.


Tony El Ghazal
Miguel Johnson
Special Thanks: Danielle Beverly, Antoinette & George Missi, Ihsan Ghazal, Rima Haddad, Nada Bedair
Yacoub Missi as himself

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