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QFF Spring 2017 - Development, Production Stage

Mahdi Ali Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2018 / 16 min / Colour / Original Language: No Dialogue / Interests: Dark Comedy


Sarah, a professional Qatari photographer, visits Katara and happens upon a rebellious young girl and her family. Fascinated by the girl’s defiant behaviour, she begins to follow them.


Mahdi Ali Ali
Mahdi Ali Ali
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About the Director

Mahdi Ali Ali (Mahdi Al-Sharshani Ali) is a Qatari filmmaker who is charged with the training and education of filmmakers. Since joining the Doha Film Institute, he has successfully worked to provide filmmakers in Qatar with comprehensive learning initiatives led by the industry's major players. Ali is also the Executive Producer and Supervisor for more than 30 short films that have been produced by the Institute. He holds an MFA from EICAR, the International Film School of Paris, and has directed, produced, and written short films, including ‘Champs Elysées, I Love You’ (2009), ‘The Gulf Habibi’ (2011), and ‘Amphitheater’ (2018) as well as others for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.


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    Mahdi Ali Ali


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