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Places Of The Soul

Fall Grants 2018
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Hamida Issa / Feature Documentary / Qatar / 2019 / 73 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Identity, Creative Documentary

Synopsis

The story of ‘Places Of The Soul’ begins in Ushuaia, Argentina and follows an environmental expedition to Antarctica, exploring the dreams of individuals to contribute positively to their communities. The journey continues to the Arabian Gulf, in search of inspiring characters who are working toward environmental change. Antarctica serves as a beautiful reminder of what we once were, and contrasts with the rich cultural tapestry of the Gulf, specifically Qatar, and those who are united in their passionate dedication to sustainability and hope for our future. At the heart of the film is the juxtaposition of two deserts: Antarctica and Arabia; ice and sand.

Credits

Director
Hamida Issa
Screenwriter
Hamida Issa
Producer
Justin Kramer

About the Director

Hamida Issa is a Qatari director, writer and producer. She graduated with a BA in Politics from University College London and a MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Issa worked for the education team at the Doha Film Institute at its inception and made her first short film, ‘15 Heartbeats’, which premiered at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, in 2011. She has made numerous short films since, which include a music video and a video art installation. She is the first Qatari woman in history to step foot on Antarctica and is currently making her first feature-length documentary, ‘Places of the Soul’, which considers her experience and environmental sustainability.

Production Company Profile

The Film House is a Doha-based film, video, photography and multi-media production company. Its talented team of experienced and creative storytellers, documentarians, animators, photographers, and film directors cover all aspects of projects, from idea generation through post-production. Not a traditional production company, The Film House offers flexible production to facilitate a range of requirements. With a wealth of local knowledge and Qatar’s community in mind, the company is primed to foster local talent and to redefine visual storytelling in the region. The Film House is a home for high-calibre international productions that want to come to town and place Qatar in the spotlight.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Justin Kramer

    Email: 
    justin@thefilmhouse.tv

  • Main Contact

    Hamida Issa

    Email: 
    halkawari@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    The Film House

    Company: 
    The Film House
    Phone: 
    +974 55545165
    Email: 
    justin@thefilmhouse.tv

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