And Then They Burn the Sea (ثم يحرقون البحر)
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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.