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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

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There Be Dragons

Made in Qatar presented by Occidental Petroleum

Suzannah Mirghani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 3 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Middle Eastern, Avant garde, Arthouse, Poetic Documentary
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.



‘There Be Dragons’ – a term that refers to unexplored territory on a map – is a visual amble through Doha that uncovers a quirky, alternate side of the city that usually goes unnoticed. Flickering lights, eerie kites in flight, the random revolutions of a funhouse ride and self-playing pianos suggest a metropolis that lives a life of its own – one that seems well outside the control of its inhabitants.

About the Directors

Suzannah Mirghani is a graduate of Communication and Media Studies and an independent filmmaker who works on highlighting stories from the Gulf region, with a particular focus on Qatar. Coming from a multicultural background, she is interested in stories that examine the interconnectedness of multiple – and sometimes seemingly opposing – ethnicities and identities. She is especially interested in exploring the wealth of multicultural encounters that occur in a traditionally cosmopolitan locale like Qatar. Mirghani has written and directed several short films, most recently, 'Hind’s Dream' (2014) and 'Caravan' (2016).


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Suzannah Mirghani
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Suzannah Mirghani
Production Company
Doha Film Institute

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