Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films


Special Screening

A.J. Al Thani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 11 min / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Action, Drama, Family
No Premiere


Out in the beautiful quiet of the desert, a man teaches his young sons how to track and hunt. Frustration leads to an apparently harmless struggle between the two brothers – but their carelessness brings about sudden disaster. Qatari filmmaker A.J. Al Thani’s film strikes just the right balance of calm and calamity, adolescence and adulthood, knowhow and panic to tell a seemingly simple story with a sense of gravity that will echo with anyone who has seen an innocent plan go horribly wrong.

About the Directors

A.J. Al-Thani is a Qatar-born filmmaker. Her love for movies and moviemaking began at the age of six when she saw ‘Star Wars’ (1977) in the cinema in 1999. She began to pursue her dream of being a filmmaker with the launch of the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Her relationship with the Institute began in 2010 when she participated in one of its first film workshops, which opened the door for many local filmmakers to pursue their passion. For almost six years, she has been developing her skills with the help of the Institute, and her film 'Kashta' was made through a grant from DFI.


A.J. Al Thani
A.J. Al Thani
Jaime Siordia
Menna Kamel
Production Designer
Lauren McCarthy
Executive Producer
Justin Kramer
Christopher Moon
Production Company
The Film House
Sasha Parsons

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