Amphitheatre (Al Masrah Al Makshouf)
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A professional Qatari photographer is surprised by the rebelliousness of a teenage girl from a conservative family who takes pictures of the frescoes in a cultural village. The photographer pursues documenting the teenager’s rebellion until her family rebukes her, and she escapes and hides in the corridors of the village. After discovering the girl’s hideout, the photographer follows her further in an amphitheatre, where she expresses her inner voice.
About the Director
Mahdi Ali Ali is a Qatari filmmaker in charge of the Training and Education Department at the Doha Film Institute. Through the years, he has successfully worked with major industry players in providing filmmakers in Qatar with comprehensive learning initiatives. Mahdi has contributed as Executive Producer and supervisor on more than 30 short films produced by the Institute. He holds an MFA from EICAR, the International Film School of Paris, and has made short films including ‘Champs Elysées, I Love You’ (2009) and ‘The Gulf Habibi’ (2011), as well as other shorts for Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Children’s Channels.