Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Veganize It!

Made in Qatar

Khalid Salim / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2015 / 7 min / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
World Premiere


Bakr has some big news, but he’s not sure his family, friends or even his fiancée will be able to accept it: he has decided to become vegan. As he tells those closest to him, the reactions aren’t what he had hoped for. Bakr quickly realizes that this personal decision is going to deeply impact his personal life. This comical short shows the difficulties that can arise when being true to your own beliefs challenges cultural expectations.

About the Directors

Khalid Salim grew up in Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Qatar, and is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in software engineering at Staffordshire University in Malaysia. Salim began his filmmaking journey through YouTube, which led to the production of ‘Veganize It!’, his first short film.


Khalid Salim
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