Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Embodiment (Tajseed)

Made in Qatar

Khalifa AlMarri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 5 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Women, Middle Eastern, Music, Mystery, Youth, Adventure, Identity, Avant garde, Arthouse, Creative Documentary, Poetic Documentary
World Premiere


In a desert where oil meets sand, a woman awakes at the top of a tangerine-hued dune. Rising, she gestures in the sunlight, as though inspiring the land about her to develop, grow and become all it can be. A poetic reflection of Qatar’s becoming a sophisticated nation of wealth and influence while retaining its centuries-old traditions, ‘Embodiment’ journeys from ancient wilderness to contemporary metropolis, capturing the stunning beauty of both worlds.

About the Directors

Khalifa AlMarri is a visual artist who has made several contributions to the fine art community in Qatar. He is the director of ‘Man of the House’, which won a 'Made in Qatar' Award at Ajyal in 2015. AlMarri studied Mass Communications at Qatar University and holds a diploma in Directing and Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. He made ‘Fragile’ as part of a joint Doha Film Institute – La Fémis summer course in Paris in 2016. His experimental film ‘Embodiment’ is now travelling the world, screening in several festivals and exhibitions.


Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Khalifa AlMarri
Chris Coleman
Khalifa AlMarri, Abdulaziz AlMarri

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