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Burn the Bird

Qumra Projects

/ Short Narrative / Qatar
In Arabic
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Very late in the night in the empty neighbourhoods of Doha, Samaa, a woman of 56 years, and her son Mohye find themselves in search of a proper burial spot for Samaa’s pet parrot Zaki, who passed away last night after struggling with a disease. After attempts to dig a hole in the rocky barren land fail, Samaa realises that the only way to have peace of mind is to cremate Zaki - at 2 am. Upon getting caught by police patrol, the suspicious duo are stopped from starting a fire in the residential area. However, Samaa’s unexpected emotional breakdown over her parrot leaves the policeman struggling for a way out. Samaa finally succeeds in putting the parrot’s death behind her as she sets his body alight.

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