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Qumra Projects

/ Short Documentary / Jordan / 2018 / 0 min
In Arabic
Interests: Documentary
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


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Synopsis

This is a story about three unusual Jordanian women: Um Saif, Um Mohammed, and Um Islam. Because their husbands are absent or unable to work, circumstances demand that the three leave their usual roles as wives and mothers in order to provide for their families. Each one capitalises on her own skills, doing what she does best, whether preparing vegetables, embroidering garments, or collecting scrap to sell in the streets and markets of Irbid.

About the Director

Born in 1995, Obada Yousef Jarbi is a Jordanian resident of Qatar. An aspiring filmmaker, Jarbi is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism at Qatar University. He began his filmmaking career in 2014, when he began filming and producing local films, and made his directorial debut with the documentary ‘Addicted to Alienation’ (2016), Recently, Jarbi completed his second short film ‘The Fishermen’ (2017), through the Doha Film Institute’s documentary workshop. Through his filmmaking, Jarbi hopes to send a meaningful message to audiences.

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