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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

The Fishermen (Al- Sayadeen)

Special Screening

Obada Yousef Jarbi / Unknown / Qatar / 2017 / 16 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422
In Arabic, English
Interests: Documentary, Drama
No Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.



In the light-filled and tower-drilled crowded city of Doha, three fishermen escape to the sea. Every night they take their small boat out into the dark still waters. They are far away from everything that reflects the transformative modernity of the city and closer to the reflection of the moonlight. With their fishing equipment and their resilience, they catch as many fish as they can and sell them at the market back in the city

About the Directors

Obada Yousef Jarbi is a Jordanian resident of Qatar. An aspiring filmmaker, Jarbi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism from Qatar University. He began his filmmaking career in 2014, when he started filming and producing local films, and made his directorial debut with the documentary ‘Addicted to Alienation’ (2016). He completed his second short film ‘The Fishermen’ (2017), through the Doha Film Institute’s documentary workshop. Through his filmmaking, Jarbi hopes to send a meaningful message to audiences.


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

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