Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

T Boy

Made in Qatar

Maryam Al Sahli / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 7 min / Colour / DCP
In English, Hindi / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
World Premiere


A young Indian IT professional who has moved to Doha on the promise of lucrative employment ends up in a job making tea for the employees of an office. When one of the managers discovers his outstanding skills, a glimpse of a better future brings a sparkle to the worker’s eye. Cleverly constructed to let us embrace the hopes of an endearing character, this crushing film sheds a harsh, unforgiving light on the tough life of immigrant labourers.

About the Directors

Maryam Al Sahli is a film and video editor who has worked with the Doha Film Institute, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and Innovation Films. She edited the short films ‘Bidoon’ (2012) and ‘Crazy Calm’ (2012), which screened at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. Al Sahli graduated from Qatar University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Mass Communication in 2011, and is the first Qatari woman to make film editing her profession. ‘T Boy’ marks her first foray into directing.


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