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Posted On: 2 May 2016 06:08 pm
Updated On: 8 November 2019 03:31 pm

Under the Stars Programme ‘Zarafa’

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The Doha Film Institute will bring the delightful animated film Zarafa as part of its Cinema under the Stars open-air screening on Saturday, May 7, 7.30 PM at the Museum of Islamic Art. The programme comes to an end with this screening for the summer, and is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a family friendly film in a different setting from the traditional cinema, while enjoying the outdoors at night.

The French-Belgian film is directed by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, and features voice overs by Max Renaudin Pratt, Vernon Dobtcheff, Thierry Frémont and Simon Abkarian, among others.

Set in the early 19th century, the film narrates the story of Maki, a 10-year-old orphaned Sudanese boy who is sold into slavery. He escapes the slave trader and comes across a young giraffe. A Bedouin nomad comes to the rescue of Maki, who also names the giraffe as Zarafa. The film follows a long journey through the desert, ancient cities, the high seas and finally to Paris, charting the adventures of the boy and the giraffe.

The ‘Cinema under the Stars’ programme, part of DFI Cinema series, is designed to strengthen film appreciation in Doha by introducing insightful and path-breaking movies, in a family friendly open air environment that enhances the shared entertainment experience, for an evening of great cinema.

Screenings are free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details, log on to: