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Amer: An Arabian Legend (Amer: Estorat Al Khail Al Arabia)

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Jassim Al-Rumaihi / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2016 / 23 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Middle Eastern, Sports
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.



Amer, a gift to Sheikh Khalifa, then Emir of Qatar, in the late 1990s, is a beautiful purebred Arabian. He raced like the wind – but racing opportunities were curtailed while doubts about his pedigree were settled. Eventually, Amer proved himself to be a leader of his breed; now a prize stud, he has fathered hundreds of the best Arabian racehorses of today. This film follows his story through conversations with some of those whom Amer deeply touched over the course of his career.

About the Director


Jassim Al-Rumaihi
Jassim Al-Rumaihi
Ben Robinson
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Thomas Hines
Gillian Hay, Bob Hay, Alban de Mieulle, Valerie Bunting

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