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Fahad Al Kuwari / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Comedy

Synopsis

During Friday prayers, Khalid notices that the khutbah does not start as early as usual. His friend Ahmed tells him to pay attention to the imam and stop talking. Puzzled, Khalid looks toward the minbar, only to realise that the imam is indeed preaching – but Khalid can’t hear him. He also notices the imam is wearing a brown paper bag with a red smile drawn on it. Confused, he asks his friend for an explanation. Ahmed advises Khalid to see a doctor, fearing that his friend has become “one of them”. When the doctor can offer no help, Ahmed suggests that Khalid wear a similar paper bag to see whether that might solve the problem.

Credits

Director
Fahad Al Kuwari
Screenwriter
Fahad Al Kuwari
Producer
Mary Bugg
Executive Producer
Bassam Al Ibrahim, Khalid Al Jaber
Production Company
Innovation Films
Production Company
Innovation Films

About the Director

Fahad Ahmed Al-Kuwari is an award-winning writer and art director who began his career in filmmaking on the sets of Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2012). As an Art Director with Doha Film Institute, Fahad worked on several Qatari Film Fund short films including 'Al-Johara' (2015), 'Our Time is Running Out' (2016) and 'A Journey to from Love' (2017). He also wrote and directed 'Ruqya' (2010) and wrote the screenplay for 'I' (2012). Fahad is the joint recipient of a Merit Award from The CIDA Awards for Excellence for developing a production design curriculum for Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, where he is a guest lecturer.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    George Chalouhi

    Company: 
    Innovation Films
    Email: 
    george@innovationme.com

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