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QFF Spring 2017
Current project status: COMPLETED

Mahdi Ali Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Silent / Interests: Drama


Sarah is a professional Qatari photographer, and she get surprise by the rebellion of a young girl from a conservative family. Sarah follows the family who takes selfi-photos with the painting murals in the cultural village, Katara. She seeks to document the rebellion until the family attacks the girl on her rebellion. The girl escapes and hides in the corridors of the cultural village. As a result, Sarah finds the girl and she follows her in the corridors and buildings of the cultural village until the girl screams in the amphitheater.

About the Director

Mahdi Ali Ali is a Qatari filmmaker in charge of the Training and Education Department at the Doha Film Institute. Through the years, he has successfully worked with major industry players in providing filmmakers in Qatar with comprehensive learning initiatives. Mahdi has contributed as Executive Producer and supervisor on more than 30 short films produced by the Institute. He holds an MFA from EICAR, the International Film School of Paris, and has made short films including ‘Champs Elysées, I Love You’ (2009) and ‘The Gulf Habibi’ (2011), as well as other shorts for Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Children’s Channels.


  • Director

    Mahdi Ali Ali

    Independent Filmmaker

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