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The Noble Tree (Chajarat Al Khair)

Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

Ghassan Kairouz, Pascale Abou Jamra / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 3 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Animation
International 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.



Once upon a time, four trees grew around a lake. The youngest tree was the most popular with visitors, because of its cooling shade and the delicious fruits it produced. Jealous, the other trees conspired to create a blockade that will starve the young tree of water – but they neglected to recognise that there are other ways of finding energy and continuing life. ‘The Noble Tree’ is a lovely parable that warns of the foolishness of isolationism and bullying.

About the Directors

Pascale Abou Jamra and Ghassan Kairouz are filmmakers living in Qatar. They have made short films and documentaries all around the Arab world, including 'Takrir' (2014) and 'Jude' (2013), both of which appeared at Ajyal.


Ghassan Kairouz, Pascale Abou Jamra
Pascale Abou Jamra, Ghassan Kairouz
Pascale Abou Jamra, Ghassan Kairouz
Pascale Abou Jamra

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