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Between Science and Religion (Bin El Alam w Al-Din)

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Hamida Issa / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 4 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In Arabic / English subtitles / World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


For a young man, the taste of molokhia brings back bittersweet memories of his father, who taught him above all the lessons of love, religion, knowledge and an appreciation of our all-too-short time on Earth. Remembering that he was distracted by other matters when Dad was reminding him of the importance of education and of always doing one’s best, the film’s protagonist reminds us of the significance of being forever mindful of the present.

About the Director

Hamida Issa is a Qatari director, writer and producer. She graduated with a BA in Politics from University College London and an MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Issa worked for the education team at the Doha Film Institute at its inception and made her first short film, ‘15 Heartbeats’, which premiered at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, in 2011. She is the first Qatari woman in history to step foot on Antarctica and is currently making her first feature-length documentary, ‘To the Ends of the Earth’, which considers her experience and environmental sustainability.


Hamida Issa
Salman Al-Hilali
Hamida Issa
Hamida Issa
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Yasser Al-Naimi
Salman Al-Hilali

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