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Kholoud Al-Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 11 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue
Interests: Animation
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.



Deep in a valley, surrounded on all sides by high, jagged mountains live a town of ceramic people. Fearful of being broken, the inhabitants live a cautious life, with only the very brave attempting to climb the rockface. One day, a girl from the valley becomes curious about what lies beyond the mountains and embarks on a wonderful, but perilous adventure of self-discovery and reinvention.

About the Directors

An alumna of Qatar University, Kholood Al-Ali majored in Art Education. She was the director, producer and writer on the team that created the first animated series on Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. Her art allowed her to gain a significant fan base on social media platforms such as Instagram. ‘Red’, her first short animated film, has been well received in the filmmaking community in Doha.


Kholoud Al-Ali
Kholoud Al-Ali
Basel Owies
Tamer Qarrain
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Ben Mohamed
Matt Howe

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