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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Sh'hab

Special Screening

Amal Al-Muftah / Unknown / Qatar / 2018 / 13 min / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Screenings

Synopsis

In the old village of Al Wakrah, a mischievous 8-year-old girl would do anything to spend time with her father and older brother at sea. In an effort to keep her home and safe, her mother begins to share with her the most elaborate mythological tales about falling stars. But this only stokes the little girl's imagination further, and she sets out to find one at night in an enchanting tale about childlike curiosity and wonder.

About the Directors

Amal Al-Muftah is a Qatari filmmaker. In high school, Amal discovered a fascination with filmmaking as a form of storytelling. During this period, she directed and shot an award-winning documentary ‘Al-Hamali’ (2014) and her first short film ‘Al-Kora’ (2014). While studying Communications at Northwestern University in Qatar, Amal made two award-winning films’ Smicha’ (2015) and ‘Sh’hab’ (2018) amongst other films and documentaries. Her body of work is inspired by the rich history and culture of the region.

Credits

Director
Amal Al-Muftah
Screenwriter
Amal Al-Muftah
Producer
Basel Owies
Cinematographer
Rachel Aoun
Cast
Amna - Al Jori Al Darwish Sultan - Mohammed Al Hosani Mahla - M.A. Lazordi Abdulrahman - Ahmed Al Hosani

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