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Dari Qatar: A film by all of us

DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Ahmad Al-Sharif / Feature Documentary / Qatar / 2016 / 40 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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A year in the making.

Throughout 2016, people across our great nation have been submitting video clips for the Dari Qatar project, and we at the Doha Film Institute have been weaving them together to create a tapestry of daily life in Qatar.

The premiere screening of this hugely successful portrait of Qatar took place at Katara Cultural Village, with a red carpet event for Qatar’s dignitaries and officials, as well as for all who contributed to this amazing project.

About the Director

Ahmad Al-Sharif graduated with a degree in film. Working independently, he directed and produced several shorts before joining the Doha Film Institute to continue his career as a producer and director. Ahmad has since worked on many high-end productions for such clients as Katara, Qatar Rail and the Qatar Museums Authority. His versatility has seen him take on many roles, such as producer, director and editor. In 2015, he was selected by the Doha Film Institute to direct the feature documentary, ‘Dari Qatar’, a first of its kind user-generated Qatari self-portrait film which was a year in the making, and was screened in cinemas in Qatar in 2017. Ahmad is currently in post-production for his latest short film ‘End of the Road’. He is also writing his first feature narrative, a fantasy social-drama, which is currently untitled.


Ahmad Al-Sharif

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