Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Amer: An Arabian Legend (Amer: Estorat Al Khail Al Arabia)

Special Screening

Jassim Al-Romaihi / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2016 / 23 min / DCP
In Arabic, English, French
Interests: Documentary, Middle Eastern, Sports


Amer, a gift to Sheikh Khalifa, then Emir of Qatar, is a beautiful purebred Arabian. He raced like the wind, but racing opportunities were curtailed while doubts about his pedigree were settled. Eventually, Amer proved himself to be a leader of his breed; now a prize stud, he has fathered hundreds of the best Arabian racehorses of today. This film follows his story through conversations with some of those whom Amer deeply touched over the course of his career.

About the Directors

Jassim Al-Rumaihi has worked as a reporter at Al Jazeera News channel, and joined the Supreme Legacy for Delivery and Projects, the body responsible for hosting the 2022 World Cup, as a Media Relations Specialist. At Northwestern University in Qatar, he took several classes in film production. ‘The Palm Tree’ won the Made in Qatar Award at the Ajyal Film Festival in 2015. His second documentary ‘Amer: The Arabian Legend’, won the same prize at Ajyal in 2016 and was screened in several international festivals.


Jassim Al-Romaihi
Jassim Al-Romaihi
Ben Robinson
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Thomas Hines
Gillian Hay, Bob Hay, Alban de Mieulle, Valerie Bunting

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