Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Omra with Friends (Omra El As-hab)

Made in Qatar

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Ibrahim Arar / Short Documentary / Jordan, Palestine, Qatar / 2012 / 20 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Youth
World Premiere


Qatar University students embark on a journey to Mecca and Medina to perform their omra during Spring Break. Ibrahim Arar brings along his point-and-shoot camera, and captures an authentic story revealing the character, humour and friendships inspired by a time-honoured tradition with modern-day twists.

About the Directors

Ibrahim Arar is studying engineering while improving his filmmaking skills to establish himself as a director in the MENA region. He has two years of experience in filmmaking. ‘Omra with Friends’ is his first film festival entry.


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