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Nadia Al-Khater / Short Narrative / Qatar / 12 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Comedy


Nasser, a young Qatari man, dreams of marrying his American fiancé. He finds himself at the Ministry of Interior, at the department dedicated solely to the review of marriages between Qataris and non-Qataris. There, he must face a panel who decides whether or not he can marry her. The panel digs into his personal life as he continually attempts to defend and justify his hope to marry for love.


Nadia Alkhater
Nadia Alkhater
Justin Kramer
Production Company
The Film House

About the Director

Nadia Al-Khater is a Qatari filmmaker drawn to innovative storytelling. Her early passion for filmmaking inspired her to direct after graduating from Georgetown University. She wrote and directed the short drama-thriller ‘This Is Not a Drill’ (2019) with The Film House. Her successful collaboration with The Film House continued with her second short film, the satire ‘A Proposal’ (2023). Her photograph “Djurgarden 10” has been highlighted by AccidentallyWesAnderson and was selected to exhibit in South Korea in Spring 2022. She has most recently directed the 2022 brand video for the National Museum of Qatar.


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