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Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories

Humaid Al Suwaidi / Feature Narrative / United Arab Emirates / 2015 / 97 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
Qatar 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.

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Growing up in a very conservative family where many things are “haram” (forbidden in Islam), Abdullah struggles over the years to hide his love for music.

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About the Director

Humaid Alsuwaidi was born in Abu Dhabi in 1984. After working in a traditional office job for a few years, he enrolled in the New York Film Academy in 2010. Upon graduating, he worked on a number of short films, both on set and in post-production. ‘Abdullah’ (2015), his directorial debut, had its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival. It tells the story of an Emirati boy who loves music while growing up in a very conservative family.


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