Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

A Lens Under Water (عدسة تحت الماء)

Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar, Ajyal at Vox, Ajyal at Katara

Fatma Zahra Abderrahim / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2021 / 13 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary
World Premiere


Passionate about photography since his childhood in Syria, Faisal Jarkas now spends his time capturing the immense beauty of Qatar’s coastal waters and the colourful marine life that call it home. Always in a buoyant mood, Faisal shares his best footage from years of dedicated work, for which he was honoured by the Ministry of the Environment in 2021. A short documentary bursting with life and an important environmental message.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Fatma Zahra Abderrahim is an M.A journalism graduate in Qatar, a language instructor, documentary filmmaker, and independent radio producer. She is also co-founder of the first online English broadcasting radio for youth in Algeria, a trainer, a voice-over person fluent in five languages—including English, French, and Arabic—and a public speaker for the sustainable development goals.


Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
Fatma Zahra Abderrahim, Mohammed Al Agha
Fatma Zahra Abderrahim, Samiha Tadjine
Faisal Jarkas

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