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The Black Veil

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

A.J. Al-Thani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2019 / 17 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


Unfortunately, many women around the world are currently suffering under oppression and desperately dream of escaping it. ‘The Black Veil’ is the story of one such woman who puts her very life at risk in order to find her freedom. Helped by a reluctant but willing taxi driver, she escapes the clutches of her domineering household. However, her journey of emancipation is fraught with danger, and the potential of recapture lurks around every corner.

About the Director

A.J. Al-Thani is a Qatar-born filmmaker. Her love for movies and moviemaking began at the age of six when she saw ‘Star Wars’ (1977) in the cinema in 1999. She began to pursue her dream of being a filmmaker with the launch of the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Her relationship with the Institute began in 2010 when she participated in one of its first film workshops, which opened the door for many local filmmakers to pursue their passion. For almost six years, she has been developing her skills with the help of the Institute, and her film 'Kashta' was made through a grant from DFI.


A.J. Al-Thani
Vibhav Gautam
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Executive Producer
Justin Kramer
Deya Al Omari
Sana Al Habib Osama Hamza Ahmed Al Nowfal Al Tamimi Abduelrahman Al Ashqar Jassim Nasif M.A.Aldana Aarti Gautam Najya Botoub Randa Bayoumi

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