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DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2013 / 2 min / Colour / Digital
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Youth, Friendship
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


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Synopsis

In an old Qatari village, a young boy is playing soccer by himself. When he accidentally throws the football over a wall and is unsure how he is going to retrieve it, his sister comes to the rescue – but her act of kindness gets her into trouble.

About the Director

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
Amal Al-Muftah
Editor
Anis Hammami
Cinematographer
Mohammed Nairooz
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Assistant Director
Abdulkareem Anisetty
Cast
Hissa Al-Hardan, Khalid Al-Muftah

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