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QFF Fall 2018 - Development Stage

Jassim Al-Romaihi / Feature Narrative


Hadi is a young uneducated man that finds his respect in horseracing as a jockey. After much mockery by his more experience colleagues, he is given an older grey Arabian horse to train, Amer, with an unknown – and therefore unrespect – pedigree. Hadi and Amer’s will is challenged and must break through many barriers of jealousy, greed, and bad fate, to prove everyone that nothing is impossible for a willing heart.

About the Director

Jassim Al-Rumaihi has worked as a reporter at Al Jazeera News channel, and joined the Supreme Legacy for Delivery and Projects, the body responsible for hosting the 2022 World Cup, as a Media Relations Specialist. At Northwestern University in Qatar, he took several classes in film production. ‘The Palm Tree’ won the Made in Qatar Award at the Ajyal Film Festival in 2015. His second documentary ‘Amer: The Arabian Legend’, won the same prize at Ajyal in 2016 and was screened in several international festivals.

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