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That Which Is Coming

Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

Sophia Al-Maria / Short Experimental or Essay / Qatar / 10 min / Original Language: No Dialogue / Interests: Women, Fantasy, Female Director, Women Issues, Women Interest


‘That Which Is Coming’ is an experimental video installation shot with a Phantom camera. It explores the elemental power of female movement. Like a rain dance created to end a drought, the film is a calling for the future. I hope to inspire the courage inspired by witnessing or performing the traditional Haka war cry. The project is a moving triptych of bodies in movement.


Sophia Al-Maria
Sophia Al-Maria
Sophia Al-Maria

About the Director

Sophia Al-Maria is a Qatari-American writer and artist. Her first book, ‘The Girl Who Fell to Earth’, was released in late 2012, and her art has been shown around the world, at the New Museum in New York City, the Contemporary Art Museum in Kitakishyu, Japan, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She made her Biennale debut at Gwanju in South Korea with ‘Scout’. Currently, she is working on ‘Evil Eye’, a feature-length film funded in part by the Doha Film Institute. Al-Maria was a fellow at the Sundance january Screenwriters Lab in 2015, and currently writes for film and television in the UK. She will present a new 20-minute film at her first solo show in North America at the Whitney Museum in New York in July, 2016.

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