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Locals. Qatar.

Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

Saud Al-Thani, Stephen Ochsner / Web Series / Qatar / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Immigration, Identity, Creative Documentary


Locals of all classes, professions, genders, and backgrounds talk about their dreams, responsibilities, faith, anxiety, depression, anger, traditions, and progress in this web series that underlines unity between people. Five radically inclusive episodes feature expatriates alongside prominent Qatari public figures reflecting the day-to-day reality of diversity. By inviting guests of the country to speak as locals, we are promoting a sense of belonging that is unique to the world.


Saud Al Thani, Stephen Ochsner
Stephen Ochsner
Fahad Al Attiya, Julia Shaginurova, Galina Bott
Production Company
Caravane Earth WLL

About the Director

Saud Al-Thani graduated from Princeton University with honours concentrating in Near Eastern Studies and receiving certificates (minors) in Medieval Studies and Translation and Intercultural Communication. He has subsequently worked to serve the country in varying capacities, ranging from a researcher in solar energy, to an analyst in smart cities. 'Locals. Qatar.' is his debut work in film.

Stephen Ochsner is a screenwriter, actor, film and theatre director born in Colorado, USA. Captivated by Russian theatrical heritage at the age of nineteen, Stephen moved to Moscow to study acting and work in theatre. There he took up a multifaceted creative career sharing his time between acting, developing artistic projects, directing and writing.


  • Main Contact

    Julia Shaginurova

    Caravane Earth Ltd.

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