Uncertain Futures I
Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021
Sat, Nov 13 - 5:00 PM
Vox Cinema 10, DFC
- Fee: 40 QAR
It’s certainly been an unpredictable couple of years for the world. But as the old adage goes, when nothing is sure—everything is possible. This thought-provoking programme of shorts illustrates that at the beginning of some of life’s most meaningful journeys, lies uncertainty...
A newlywed girl patiently waits for a call from her husband, who has left to find work in India. As days pass, longingness turns to loneliness, then resignation to resolve.
Director: Minsho Limbu
Nepal / Nepali / 2021 / 15 mins
Have a Nice Dog!
Trapped in war-surrounded Damascus, a lonely man becomes increasingly lost in his fantasies of escape. With only his dog for company, he ventures deeper into the darker recesses of his mind.
Director: Jalal Maghout
Germany, Syria / Arabic / 2020 / 13 mins
Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays
A mother, trapped in the comfort of memory and mourning, confronts her grief when she is invited to the wedding of her late son’s childhood sweetheart.
Director: Giselle Lin
Singapore / English, Mandarin / 2021 / 17 mins
Jack, a serial prankster, finds his perfect match in the equally daring Rose. But there may be some troubled waters ahead for the couple.
Director: Nash Edgerton
Australia / English / 2021 / 14 mins
In an attempt to run away from the problems of their old neighbourhood, Omar and Sahar move house but ultimately find themselves stuck in the same unusual cycle.
Director: Carina Ashkar
Lebanon / Arabic / 2021 / 14 mins
An Afghan woman hides her child because she does not have enough money to take them both across Iran’s border. But her plan is exposed with heartbreaking consequences.
Director: Mosayeb Hanaie
Iran, Afghanistan / Afghan, Persian, Turkish / 2021 / 18 mins
No Leaders Please
An eloquently animated film based on a poem about self-discovery and reinvention by Charles Bukowski. The composition is inspired by artists Basquiat, Banksy, Haring, and A Weiwei.
Director: Joan Gratz
USA / English / 2020 / 2 mins
And Then They Burn the Sea
Filmmaker Majid Al-Remaihi ruminates on the experience of witnessing his mother’s gradual and terminal memory loss over the course of many years.
Director: Majid Al-Remaihi
Qatar / Arabic / 2021 / 13 mins