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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Revive the Lira's Glory (KHALLEH EL LIRA TERJA'A TEHKI)

Made in Qatar

Alessandra El Chanti / Short Documentary / Lebanon, Qatar / 2019 / 4 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Middle Eastern, Politics, Art/Literature, Social Issues, Youth, Creative Documentary
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.



Ibrahim Sultani is a 22-year-old architecture major who has a hobby of painting portraits on banknotes. On them, he portrays Lebanese icons from the fields of music, cinema, sports, media, fashion, and many more due to the common appreciation and love that Lebanese citizens share for them. Due to the economic crisis that exists within the country, he hopes his work will give the currency back some of its lost value, at least metaphorically.

About the Directors

Alessandra El Chanti is a student of Media and Communication at Northwestern University Qatar (NU-Q). She is soon to graduate and has recently won the dean’s award, the highest form of recognition granted by NU-Q to a graduating senior. El Chanti has interned for Al-Jazeera Arabic, Vogue Arabia, Film House, and Qatar Foundation. She will be attending Northwestern University’s Documentary Media MFA program in the fall.


Alessandra El Chanti
Alessandra El Chanti
Ibrahim Sultani

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