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Khalifa Al-Thani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2021 / 12 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, English


Mohammed attempts to travel through a border to see his family, but first, he must navigate the new world’s rules and regulations. Despite his best efforts in following the complex system, his passage is not an easy one. At every turn, he faces institutionalised apathy and ever-increasing suspicion about his previous whereabouts and future intentions. In a world where we are all colour codes and faceless—judgement seems to turn into prejudice easily.

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Khalifa Al-Thani
Khalifa Al-Thani
Poppy Clinton, Jamie Riordan, Fatma Al-Ghanim, Vibhav Gautam
Executive Producer
Jamie Riordan, Poppy Clinton

About the Director

Khalifa Al Thani is a Qatari filmmaker, curator and visual artist. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from films to exhibitions. His work focuses on the interdisciplinary exploration of Qatari and identity themes. He has directed, wrote, and produced several films, most notably ‘A Tale of a Song’ with Al Jazeera Documentary. Al Thani ventured into curatorial works with ‘Outbreak’, which took place during the Ajyal Film Festival 2020. He attained a BFA in Film and Video from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is currently a part of the Doha Film Institute.

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