To celebrate Qatar National Day 2021, DFI is delighted to present a selection of compelling shorts made by filmmakers who are proud to call Qatar home. The programme this year features some internationally shown and award-winning documentaries and narratives.
Directed by: Khalifa Al Thani
In an abstrusely dystopian future, a man wishes to return to his family. But navigating the complex system becomes a near-impossible journey.
Directed by: Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
A documentary about a reality that is stranger than fiction. Sick with the coronavirus, a couple films themselves in quarantine—a five-star hotel with a sea view and sealed windows.
Directed by: Mohamed Al Hamadi
Filmed in the aftermath of the tragic explosion that rocked the city of Beirut last August, ‘There Were People’ documents the stories of Lebanese people as they endure daily hardships.
Directed by: Shaima Al-Tamimi
Shaima Al-Tamimi shares an introspective letter to her deceased grandfather, reflecting on her ancestral migrational journey and its implications over three generations.
Directed by: Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
An eye-opening and colourful dive into the teeming coastal waters of Qatar with underwater photographer Faisal Jarkas.
Directed by: Suzannah Mirghani
A digital-savvy and satirical review of our online times. Meet Suzi doll, an ego-warrior marching to the algorithms of social media—another vacuous virtual voice, echoing injustices.
Directed by: Balkees Al-Jaafari, Tony El Ghazal
A wistful Palestinian man embarks on a trip down memory lane to the pivotal locations of his life in Qatar— all of which now lay abandoned.
Directed by: Alessandra El Chanti
If these buildings could talk, what would they say? In this animated documentary, three of Beirut’s monumental buildings come to life and share their stories of Beirut’s unsettling history.
Directed by: Khalifa Al-Marri
A Bedouin boy named Hamad forms a bond with a newborn camel, who he calls Olayan. When Olayan is later sold to market, young Hamad embarks on a mission to rescue his friend.
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