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The World is Not Blue

QFF 2016

Amna Al-Binali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 12 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


Hend, a 19-year-old Qatari woman, sees in blue, and hears whispers that stop only when she reads. Her mother believes that marrying off her daughter will cure this strange condition. During her engagement party, Hend struggles to decide whether to go through with the marriage, or keep her blue world and the voices in her head. Her choice strains relations with her mother, whom Hend considers the most important person in her life.

About the Director

Amna Al-Binali graduated from Qatar University with a degree in English Literature and Linguistics. She directed her first short film, ‘Doctor’s Office’, at the La Fémis Gulf Summer School in 2015. ‘The Notebook’, her second short film, showed at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in 2015, where it won a Special Mention in the Made in Qatar Competition. She is currently developing ‘The World Is Blue’, which was selected for Qumra this year.


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    Qatari Film Fund


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