Made in Qatar Film Programme
Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2021
- Made in Qatar at M7 Programme 3 - Border
- Fever Dream
- There Were People
- Made in Qatar at M7 Programme 3 - Don't Get Too Comfortable
- A Lens Under Water
- Virtual Voice
- Atlal (Remnants)
- Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 4 - And Then They Burn the Sea
- When Beirut was Beirut
- Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 1 - Olayan
To celebrate Qatar National Day 2021, we are 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.
In an abstrusely dystopian future, a man wishes to return to his family. But navigating the complex system becomes a near-impossible journey.
Director: Khalifa Al Thani
Qatar / English, Arabic / 2021 / 10 mins
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.
Director: Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Qatar, Poland, USA / English / 2021 / 8 mins
There Were People
Filmed in the aftermath of the tragic explosion that rocked the city of Beirut last August, 'Kan Fe Nas' documents the stories of Lebanese people as they endure daily hardships.
Director: Mohamed Al Hamadi
Qatar, Lebanon / Arabic / 2021 / 10 mins
Don't Get Too Comfortable
Shaima Al-Tamimi shares an introspective letter to her deceased grandfather, reflecting on her ancestral migrational journey and its implications over three generations.
Director: Shaima Al-Tamimi
Yemen, Kenya USA, Qatar, UAE / English, Swahili, Arabic / 2021 / 9 mins
A Lens Under Water
An eye-opening and colourful dive into the teeming coastal waters of Qatar with underwater photographer Faisal Jarkas.
Director: Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
Qatar / Arabic / 2021 / 17 mins
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.
Director: Suzannah Mirghani
Sudan, Qatar / English / 2021 / 7 mins
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.
Directors: Tony El Ghazal, Balkees Al-Jaafari
Qatar / Arabic / 2021 / 11 mins
When Beirut was Beirut
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.
Director: Alessandra El Chanti
Qatar, Lebanon, USA / Arabic / 2021 / 12 mins
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.
Director: Khalifa Al-Marri
Qatar / Arabic / 2021 / 18 mins