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Free open air public screening of #DariQatar at Museum of Islamic Art Park on Jan. 21

Jan 19, 2017

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Doha, Qatar; January 18, 2017: #DariQatar, the crowd-sourced film initiative by Doha Film Institute and Qatar Tourism Authority will screen at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park as part of DFI Cinema ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ initiative.

Two consecutive open air screenings will screen free to the public on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at 7 and 8 PM, providing the community another opportunity to watch an inspirational work that celebrates a year in the life of Qatar, through personal stories that give insights into the diversity of Qatar and serve as honest portraits of life in the nation. The open-air screening follows the film’s successful world premiere and public screenings at Novo Cinemas at The Pearl Qatar in December.

#DariQatar received an overwhelming 10,000 plus submissions from over 200 enthusiasts, representing 22 nationalities. Among the top contributors are 17 Qatari nationals, who joined others in submitting video clips of the nation, covering six broad themes: hope, diversity, tradition, family, friendship and uniquely Qatar. The final cut of #DariQatar is created form over video footage of over 250 hours.

From introducing viewers to Qatar though visual stories of its tradition and heritage to highlighting the Islamic heritage and culture, #DariQatar will take viewers through to modern Qatar, and incorporates personal stories of people who call Qatar home. They were encouraged to shoot on practically any aspect of life in the country with an overwhelming response highlighted by submissions around the key themes.

#DariQatar is presented by Doha Film Institute and Qatar Tourism Authority with the support of Platinum Partners: Occidental Petroleum Corporation and United Development Company, the developer of The Pearl Qatar.