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The Mute

Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

Thamer Al-Thani / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2019 / 10 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, Science Fiction, Fantasy


In 1960s Qatar, Mama Looloo lives alone as she builds a spaceship in the middle of her living room. She is mute and does not interact with people around her. She collects scrap metal around the country to build her spaceship. She is met with a series of events that require her to speak, but she chooses to avoid communication and run away from social interaction. In order to finish her spaceship, she must ask someone to help her find a piece that is out of her reach. Once she finds it, she blasts off.


Thamer Al-Thani
Thamer Al-Thani

About the Director

Thamer Al-Thani is a current student at Northwestern University in Qatar, majoring in Communications. He is a director with a unique view of the world. He enjoys telling complex and colourful stories and collaborating with others. ‘The Mute’ will be Al-Thani’s first short film as a writer and director.


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    Thamer Al-Thani

    +974 5594 9296

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