Ajyal Film Festival 2020

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Bahiya & Mahmoud (Bahiya wa Mahmoud)

Arab Short Film Competition

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Zaid Abu Hamdan / Short Narrative / Jordan, United States of America / 2011 / 14 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Romance, Dramedy
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


  • Playing in: Arab Shorts Comp 1
  • Wed, Oct 26, 09:30 PM, ()
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Ageing couple Bahiya and Mahmoud have fallen into a reliable routine of bickering and making one another miserable until the morning that Mahmoud wakes and finds Bahiya gone.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Actor from age 5 and holder of an MFA from NYFA, Hollywood. Zaid worked internationally as an Assistant Director, Producer and TV reporter. 2009, he established Zaha Productions, producing 5 shorts films to date. His Debut film Baram & Hamza won International awards and distribution. His other films include "Love…Older" and & Oscar®-qualified film "Bahiya & Mahmoud", after winning Best of Fest at the Palm Springs Int. Shortfest. Zaid is currently developing his first feature film, "Nostalgia".


Zaid Abu Hamdan
Zaid Abu Hamdan
Heba Abu Musaed
Donna Mathewson
Production Designer
Ghina Sibaii
Nasser Abu Hamdan
Ian Takahashi
Zaha Productions
Layla Hakim, Faek Homaissi

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