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And Then They Burn the Sea (ثم يحرقون البحر)

Qumra Projects

/ Short Documentary / Qatar / 2021 / Colour
In Arabic / English subtitles
Middle East 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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Synopsis

Qatar’s first-ever short to be selected in competition at Locarno Film Festival, ‘And Then They Burn the Sea’ is an elegiac contemplation on familial memory and loss. Filmmaker Majid Al-Remaihi ruminates on the experience of witnessing his mother’s gradual and terminal memory loss over the course of many years. Weaving a personal family archive, reenacted dreams and rituals, the film underlines the promise of cinema as a medium for memories even at their most irretrievable.

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