Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films


Made in Qatar

Shouq Shaheen / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2016 / 17 min / Colour and B&W / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Sports
World Premiere


Certain things in life are constant, and one of them is the love of many young men for high-stakes hijinks in high-octane machines – in other words, drag racing. But here in Qatar, where the rate of death of young men in car accidents is cause for national concern, how can this taste for speed be safely satisfied? Director Shouq Shaheen takes a balanced and clear-eyed look at some of these young men and their passion for putting the pedal to the metal.

About the Directors

Shouq Abdulla Shaheen was born in Qatar in 1993. She obtained a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Policy, Planning and Development from Qatar University and has directed a number of short narrative and documentary films. She was selected by the US Embassy to visit the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Programme, and attended the International Media and Freedom Conference in Myanmar. A leader in cinema culture at Qatar University, she founded two film competitions and was Head of the Film Club.


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