Qatar I 2020 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 17 min

Reem, a young Iraqi woman, escapes her home in the middle of the night. She lives in Mosul after being forced to marry an ISIS soldier. Reem finds help in a taxi driver named Ahmed to help her escape Mosul and find her family again.

Director: A.J. Al-Thani
Writer: A.J. Al-Thani
Cast: Sana Al Habib, Ahmed Al-Nowfal Al-Tamimi
DOP: Christopher Moon
Producer: Vibhav Guatam

Short Package 1

Screening: April 7th
20:45 Panora 3

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Director: A.J. Al-Thani

A.J. Al-Thani is an award-winning Qatari filmmaker. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communications and a concentration in film. She began to pursue her dream of being a filmmaker with the launch of the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Her relationship with the Institute began in 2010 when she participated in one of its first film workshops, which opened the door for many local filmmakers to pursue their passion. Al-Thani has directed two short films: ‘Kashta’ (2016) & ‘The Black Veil.