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Hekayat Khaleejiya’s Double Screenings of ‘Wadjda’ Receives Great Reception

Apr 07, 2013

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Doha, April 7: Hekayat Khaleejiya, Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) year-round film appreciation programme showcasing Khaleeji films to the Doha community every three months, successfully screened the internationally award winning film ‘Wadjda’ at Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) earlier this week.

Both the screenings were widely attended and director Haifaa Al-Mansour, who participated in an audience Q&A session. She answered questions from members of the audience and spoke about her film as well as her passion for making films.

If you missed these screenings, you still have another chance to catch this wonderful film. Due to popular demand DFI has decided to extend the screening of ‘Wadjda’ to be part of the Arab Voices screenings, the next installment from Katara DFI Cinema staring April 18th to 22nd.

‘Hekayat Khaleejiya’ is a DFI screening series dedicated to showcasing cinematic voices from the Gulf region. Taking place at the Museum of Islamic Art every three months, ‘Hekayat Khaleejiya’ will present films accompanied by a Q&A session with the filmmakers for a chance to gain insight in to their work and process.

For more information and full listing of DFI’s year-round screenings, please visit