Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Heart of the House

Made in Qatar

Gabrielle Sol / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2015 / 20 min / Colour / DCP2K
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Documentary
World Premiere


Go behind the scenes at the Oryx Rotana, a five-star hotel in Doha that employs 422 people from 37 countries. This short takes a look beyond the glitz and the glamour to paint intimate portraits of the people who keep the hotel running, including a cook, a restaurant manager and a housekeeper. ‘Heart of the House’ reveals the some of the diverse stories and dreams of people who are building new lives for themselves in Qatar.


Gabrielle Sol
Gabrielle Sol
Gabrielle Sol, Tarek Al Husseini
Tarek Al Husseini
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Elsa Hajjar, Simo Pierre, Rassel Mia, Gabriele Ferola

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