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Amreeka Laa!

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Hind Al-Ansari / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 15 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


Yousif desperately wants to go to university in New York City, so when the school he has applied to accepts him, he starts getting ready for the big move to the USA. His father, however, is opposed to the idea of his son going to a land where he will not be respected. Will Yousif’s dream succeed where his father’s could not? A fascinating examination of the hopes and dreams of two generations.

About the Director

Hind Al Ansari was born in Doha in 1990. She developed her interest in film as an undergraduate of Northwestern University in Qatar. While studying documentary filmmaking, she produced her first film, ‘3awdat Salman’, with her partner Sarah Sabry. While filming ‘Amreeka Laa!’, Al Ansari was a Innovation Films, where she was surrounded by creative filmmakers who helped her during the development process. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Middle Eastern studies at Harvard University.


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