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QFF Fall 2017 - Production Stage
Current project status: Development

Khalifa AlMarri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Coming of age


Hamad is a 6-year-old boy who lives with his parents and their camels in the desert. When one of their camels gives birth to a baby calf, Hamad’s reclusive life changes and the two become fast friends. Needing the money, his father decides to sell the calf in the market, which makes Hamad go to extreme lengths to free his friend and bring the calf back home.


Khalifa Al Marri
Khalifa Al Marri

About the Director

Khalifa AlMarri is a visual artist who has made several contributions to the fine art community in Qatar. He is the director of ‘Man of the House’, which won a 'Made in Qatar' Award at Ajyal in 2015. AlMarri studied Mass Communications at Qatar University and holds a diploma in Directing and Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. He made ‘Fragile’ as part of a joint Doha Film Institute – La Fémis summer course in Paris in 2016. His experimental film ‘Embodiment’ is now travelling the world, screening in several festivals and exhibitions.


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