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Al- Kora

DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2013 / 2 min / Colour / Digital
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Youth, Friendship
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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In an old Qatari village, a young boy is playing soccer by himself. When he accidentally throws the football over a wall and is unsure how he is going to retrieve it, his sister comes to the rescue – but her act of kindness gets her into trouble.

About the Director

Amal Al-Muftah is a Qatari filmmaker. In high school, Amal discovered a fascination with filmmaking as a form of storytelling. During this period, she directed and shot an award-winning documentary ‘Al-Hamali’ (2014) and her first short film ‘Al-Kora’ (2014). While studying Communications at Northwestern University in Qatar, Amal made two award-winning films’ Smicha’ (2015) and ‘Sh’hab’ (2018) amongst other films and documentaries. Her body of work is inspired by the rich history and culture of the region.


Amal Al-Muftah
Amal Al-Muftah
Amal Al-Muftah
Anis Hammami
Mohammed Nairooz
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Assistant Director
Abdulkareem Anisetty
Hissa Al-Hardan, Khalid Al-Muftah

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