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Red (Hamar)

New Voices in Cinema

Kholood Al Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2017 / 9 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation, Fantasy
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


  • Playing in: Journey into Life
  • Mon, Dec 4, 04:00 PM, K12-B
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served


A shy and lonely boy trudges through the snowy streets of a desolate, abandoned urban landscape, where he sees an abandoned pair of red trainers hanging from a telephone wire. He wants them dearly – but can he stamp out his fears and find a way to get them on his feet? The spectre of fear and doubt that lives inside us all, questioning our courage and making our confidence falter, gets a kick in the pants in this charming animated work.

About the Director

An alumna of Qatar University, Kholood Al-Ali majored in Art Education. She was the director, producer and writer on the team that created the first animated series on Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. Her art allowed her to gain a significant fan base on social media accounts such as Instagram. ‘Red’, her first short animated film, has been well received in the filmmaking community in Doha. 


Kholood Al Ali
Kholood Al Ali
Production Company
Doha Film Institute


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