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The DNA of Love (Jeenat Al-Hob)

Qumra Projects

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

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Twenty years ago, while studying in Texas, Nasser, a young Qatari man, fell in love and married Sara, an American. They had a baby, Sofia, and Nasser brought his new family back to Doha. When it is suggested that he take a second, Qatari, wife, Sara angrily rejects the idea and takes baby Sofia back to the USA, cutting ties with Nasser and keeping secret the fact that he is Sofia’s father. Out of respect for his new wife, Nasser chooses not to pursue Sara. When his Qatari wife dies, Nasser regrets the loss of his daughter. He decides to visit America and re-establish contact with her. Meanwhile, Sara is killed in a car accident in Texas, and Sofia, now a genetics student at Sara Lawrence College, discovers that her birth father is a Qatari man named Nasser. In a twist of irony and fate, Sofia decides to travel to Doha in the hope of finding and establishing contact with him. As the characters engage in their own particular search for identity, they find themselves on a journey of redemption, love and self-discovery.