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The Fishermen (Al- Sayadeen)

Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

Obada Jarbi / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2017 / 16 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Drama
World Premiere
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.



Every night, three fishermen escape from the lights, traffic and towering buildings of Doha out into the waters of the Gulf. They take their small boat out into the dark, far away from everything that reflects the transformative modernity of the metropolis, and closer to the reflection of the moonlight. With their fishing equipment and their resilience, they catch as many fish as they can to take to market. ‘The Fishermen’ follows their journey from sea to city.

About the Directors

Obada Yousef Jarbi is a Jordanian resident of Qatar. An aspiring filmmaker, he is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism at Qatar University. He began his filmmaking career in 2014 when he participated in filming and producing local films, making his directorial debut with the documentary 'Addicted to Alienation'. Through creating films, Jarbi hopes to send meaningful messages to his audiences.


Obada Jarbi
Obada Jarbi
Ibrahim Nashat
Ibrahim Nashat
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Sultan Dawi, Arumugam Pavadaisamy, Arwl-Skaty Arumugam

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