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The Pearl (Al Lualuah)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / Qatar
In Arabic / 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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Fourteen-year-old Khalid takes his family for granted. At the beach, absorbed in his mobile screen, Khalid fails to notice his sister drowning. His attempt to rescue her finds him rescued instead – by Qatari pearl divers in colonial Doha. The year is 1930. Without the technological resources he is accustomed to, Khalid must rely on the kindness of others to survive. He strikes up a relationship with a pearling captain, who mentors him in the art of compassion. Khalid’s appreciation of the captain is put to the test when only he – with his modern knowledge – can help save the captain’s family from ruin.

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