And Then They Burn the Sea
QFF Spring 2017 - Production Stage
Through personal family archives, as well as imagined dreams and rituals, the filmmaker witnesses the experience of his mother’s gradual and terminal memory loss over the course of many years.
About the Director
Majid Al-Remaihi is an award-winning filmmaker from Doha, Qatar. His short film “And Then They Burn the Sea” was Qatar’s first film at Locarno Film Festival (2021), and went on to win Best Short at Vienna Shorts; the Silver Tanit at Carthage Film Festival, and screened globally at more than thirty global festivals, garnering multiple awards, at Palm Springs ShortFest, Dublin Int’l Film Festival, FrontDoc Italy, Mälmo Arab Film Festival, among others. Al-Remaihi's work focuses on unraveling the complexity of historical narratives and their reconstructions in the Arabian Gulf.
Photo Credit: Yuichiro Noda