Based on a true story, coach Evaristo guides the underdog Qatari youth team to a historical display at the 1981 FIFA Youth World Championships in Australia
Set in Doha, Qatar in 1997, ‘Arabnovela’ is a satirical story about how society and family can crush dreams. A young woman named Noor dreams of becoming a khaleeji telenovela actress. She lives a double life as she juggles being an actress under the alias of Reem Ahmed and her actual job as a resident doctor from her family.
Six-year-old Leila wakes up one day and finds her mother gone with only her father to take care of her. After months of trying, the small family finally settles into an emotional equilibrium, only to have their mother suddenly return.
A man arrives in his native Jaffa after the sudden death of his uncle, who was kept in a mental hospital for over 25 years. Like a lurking shadow, the man would only occasionally visit his family back home—but this trip quickly leads him into an oscillation between the present crisis and memories from the last 70 years.
A boy goes through a psychological change process to discover the reason for the divorce of his parents.
A young, reckless Qatari man abandons his fortune in a challenge and learns that there is more to life than money.
A bomb falls on Zeina’s house opening for her a window to a new life.
Omar, a crook forced to be on the run in Algeria, needs to quiet down to avoid prison. Deprived of adrenalin, he swings between his urges and strikes his own balance.
To give her daughter a brighter future, 27-year-old Zineb escapes from prison and kidnaps her 9-year-old, Ines. On the road, she holds up a truck, taking the young Asma hostage and forcing her to drive them away from the police. From this road trip in a truck soon flourishes a deep friendship.
After a conservative Twitter campaign shuts down a high school play for its satirical content, a rebellious Qatari teenager directs her fellow drama students to broadcast their controversial performance live across social media.
Rita, a single mother, juggles her family and work with the crucial help of Zofan—a domestic worker, whose mysterious disappearance draws Rita into an investigative journey with unexpected consequences.
In Yemen, a country shrouded in complexities, one ancient tribe is split between the borders of two bitter enemies at war with each other. Yet the divided tribe stands against both factions, refusing to be part of the war threatening their respective homelands. But what are their motives, and are they really as united as they let on?
In a region torn apart by conflicting traditions, rapid modernization, recurring wars, forced migration, and a myriad of political struggles, we have discovered an unusual link—the age-old Kash-Hamam game of the Levant. As a pastime, vocation, heritage, or addiction, the game spans a unique apolitical network from Syria to Lebanon, connecting people of all religious sects and political views.
A chronicle of Fatma and her daughters Najeh and Waffeh—"machtat" wedding musicians in the small Tunisian city of Mahdia, who escape the hardship of their daily lives through performance.
A daughter unravels the disappearance of her father, the peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi, and pieces together her mother's 19-year search to find him.
A futuristic take on Qatar, where Jassim Mohammed sets out to avenge his brother’s murder.
When the lifeless body of an Ethiopian housemaid is discovered in the luxurious Lebanese ski resort of Faraya—Said, a local policeman decides to conduct his investigation against all the odds. Will he be able to pursue his quest for truth until the end, at the risk of disrupting the entire community?
You can never escape a war. You take it with you wherever you go. All it takes is a handful of secrets and a terrible murder for old scars to turn into fresh wounds, and what at first appears to be Islamist terrorism turns out to be very much worse.
Follow Abdulla Al Abdulla and his social media influencer friends through every dramatic and exclusive moment as he strives to develop a high-end fragrance line worth of securing shelf space among the best boutique brands in the world.
Lotfi loses his fiancée and his mind. Deciding to emigrate illegally, he ends up drowning with seven other strangers. A month later, he reappears, buoyed by the souls of the seven drowned people who are now living within him.
Five childhood friends from Tunisia’s Thala high school, come together to investigate the mysterious death of Hicham, an older student. In tracing his footsteps over the months before he disappears, the group members leave behind their adolescence and end up on the frontline of the Arab Spring.
The coming-of-age story of a teenage Algerian girl born and raised in France—set against the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Algeria in the 1990s.
In a small Lebanese town, a mother struggles to lend support to her estranged and newly-divorced daughter, as both women come to terms with their unresolved wounds.
In a reception centre for asylum seekers in Italy, we follow the destiny of three protagonists—Laly a 43-year-old from Senegal, Abderrahman a Libyan poet, and Demba a Gambian aspirant actor and director.
Stevan Labudovic, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito, takes us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement. Revealing his role in filming the Algerian revolution, he plunges us into the heart of an epic battle of images in which cinema gave voice to a decolonising world.
A music web series that documents and showcasesthe diversity of the music scene in Jordan and the Arab region.
Liborio is a Dominican peasant who disappears in a hurricane and returns as a prophet, understanding that the best way to help the people is to keep them together. He cures the sick and offers food for the body and soul. His community grows until something changes—the country is invaded by the US Marines.
Life in a war-torn town, seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.
Amel is released from prison after an illicit affair. In the lower depths of Tunis, she looks for her missing son Moumen. During her journey, Amel faces a Tunisian society in almost total collapse.
As the Syrian Revolution begins, a political refugee returns illegally to Syria and risks everything to free his brother from the Assad regime
Nargis finds herself at the crossroads of a new beginning with Yaseen. Just then, her husband returns.
‘After A Revolution’ was filmed over six years, and tells the intimate story of a brother and sister who struggle to rebuild their lives after fighting on opposite sides of the Libyan revolution.
‘School of Hope’ tells the story of a nomad tribe struggling to get education for their children, and a young teacher trying to help them while suffering himself under the government’s indifference toward rural regions.
The longstanding journey of the exile of my grandparents Aïcha and Mabrouk. A couple of Algerian immigrants living in France for sixty years, whose lives were a succession of separations and silences.
A 10-year-old Roma boy living in Sweden struggles to come to terms with the mysterious Resignation Syndrome that has put his two sisters into comas. The tight-knit family is trying to rebuild a normal life far from their native Kosovo, where they were victims of persecution. While their entire future hangs in the balance of a pending asylum request, the little boy dreams of building a spaceship to leave it all behind.
In a Sudanese cotton-farming village, 15-year-old Nafisa’s parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. However, before any wedding can take place, Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, must first give her blessing. But will Nafisa ever be able to make her own choices?
A woman in her forties struggles to make sense of her downhearted mood until she encounters a cockroach in the office toilets.
Hamad is a 6-year-old boy who lives with his parents and their camels in the desert. When one of their camels gives birth to a baby calf, Hamad’s reclusive life changes and the two become fast friends. When his father decides to sell the calf in the market, Hamad goes to extreme lengths to free his friend and bring him back home.
Oran, Algeria. When her mother forbids her from biting her nails, Sarah must now abide by rules she does not fully understand. By regaining control over her actions and projected image, Sarah slowly redefines her attitude towards herself and others.
‘And Then They Burn the Sea’ is a film-poem that reflects on the memories of a mother whose dementia alienated her.
A short documentary about the world of an energetic five-year-old-boy who, despite his asthma and a very severe rare dairy allergy that isolates him from other kids during mealtime, simply enjoys his childhood.
Most people keep their trauma locked up inside, but for Emily, a Filipina singer in Doha, opening her “box of trauma” and confronting a painful past is her only chance to break free.
The security guard of an abandoned elementary school explores remains of the neighbourhood's past residents, weaving their mysteries into his own narrative.
A woman lives alone in a cubical hotel room with a view to the city. She ﬁlms herself, the city, and her dreams for a month.
In a broken welfare system, a mother takes to the streets to collect and sell scrap metal to provide for her family.
An exiled Palestinian woman partakes in a humble fireside repast under a lemon tree that takes her backwards through the decades to her homeland.