Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • And Then They Burn the Sea

    Ajyal Competition | Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Filmmaker Majid Al-Remaihi ruminates on the experience of witnessing his mother’s gradual and terminal memory loss over the course of many years.

    Majid Al-Remaihi / Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Atlal (Remnants)

    Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

    Tony El Ghazal, Balkees Al-Jaafari / Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Fever Dream

    Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

    Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz / Qatar, Poland, United States of America / Short Documentary

  • Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Yarmouk in Damascus sheltered the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018.

    Abdallah Al-Khatib / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • School of Hope

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In the vast expanse of desert, East of Atlas Mountains in Morocco, seasonal rain and snow once supported livestock, but now the drought seems to never end.

    Mohamed El Aboudi / Finland, France, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • When Beirut was Beirut

    Ajyal Competition | Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

    Alessandra El Chanti / Qatar, Lebanon / Short Documentary