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QFF Spring 2017 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

A.J. Al Thani / Feature Narrative / Qatar / 120 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Action, Coming of age, Social Issues, Women Issues


Khuzama is a Bedouin girl who lives with her poet father in the desert, in complete isolation from civilisation. She takes care of her father, who is old and sick, and one night they run out of water. Khuzama sets out on a journey towards another well, where she gets into trouble with bandits. This is the first time Khuzama has strayed so far from home, and a new adventure awaits.

About the Director

A.J. Al Thani is a Qatar-born filmmaker. Her love for movies and moviemaking began at the age of six when she saw ‘Star Wars’ (1977) in the cinema in 1999. She began to pursue her dream of being a filmmaker with the launch of the Doha Film Institute. Her relationship with the Institute began in 2010 when she participated in one of its first film workshops, which opened the door for many local filmmakers to pursue their passion.

Production Company Profile

Made up of talented, experienced and creative storytellers, documentarians, animators, photographers and filmmakers, The Film House is an award-winning Doha-based film, video and multimedia production company unlike any other in the region. With a wealth of local knowledge and with Qatar’s community in mind, the company is primed to foster local talent and to redefine visual storytelling in the region. We are a home for high-calibre international productions and local productions. At the Film House, it is our ambition to raise the bar – technically and artistically – for the film production industry in Qatar.


  • Director

    A.J. Al Thani

    The Film House

  • Production Company

    The Film House

    The Film House
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