Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Hind's Dream (Hilm Hind)

Made in Qatar

Suzannah Mirghani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 9 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Women, Middle Eastern, Art/Literature, Psychological, Supernatural, Arthouse, Poetic Documentary
Qatar Premiere


Hind, a young bedouin woman, spends weeks alone while her husband is away hunting. Their tent is her entire world, yet her dreams and thoughts carry her miles away, over the desert, under the sea, to the fast-changing urban landscape of Doha. Past and future, tradition and innovation, reality and dreams smoothly blend in the evocative monologue of a woman who might be living in a confined space, but whose sense and sensibility are larger than life.

About the Directors

Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker. Mixed-race Sudanese and Russian, she is interested in stories about the complexity of identity. Suzannah is the writer, director, and producer of ‘Al-Sit’ (2020), which won 18 international awards, including three Academy Award qualifying prizes in 2021: Best of Fest at LA Shorts; Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival; and Best Short Film at BronzeLens. Her latest short, ‘Virtual Voice’ (2021), had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Suzannah is working on her first feature, ‘Cotton Queen’, a magical realist tale set in the cotton fields of Sudan.


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Sales Company
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Production Company
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