Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

No Words

Made in Qatar

Mariam Al-Dhubhani / Short Documentary / Yemen, Qatar, United Kingdom / 2020 / 6 min / Colour
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Poetic Documentary, Experimental
MENA Premiere


'No Words' is a lyrical film that laments the poet's loss of words as to what is happening to his beloved city Taiz and the situation in Yemen. It utilizes 360-degree footage to place the audience at the camera's point of view as an observer to what is occurring in the city. The melancholic images beautifully resonate with the mournful words to create a poetic feel surrounding the ongoing conflict.

About the Directors

Mariam Al-Dhubhani is a Yemeni-Russian award-winning journalist, filmmaker, curator, and educator based in the MENA region. She first pursued her passion for media during the 2011 Arab uprisings and co-founded her first media production. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and one of the first directors to utilize virtual reality to highlight stories from Yemen. She counterviewpoints the mainstream media stereotyping of the region to showcase equality in humanity.


Mariam Al-Dhubhani
Mohammed Al-Jaberi
Anas Al-odaini
Mohammed Alghoom
Khaled Al-Saeed

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