Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Majdy Naeem Al-Sukhni / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2019 / 17 min / Colour and B&W / DCP / 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.


Aboard a “Sinbook”, the iconic dhow fishing boat, the film takes viewers on a journey to discover Qatar’s rich maritime heritage, the festival of “Mahamel” in Katara, and the process of manufacturing traditional fishing boats. Raising awareness of these timeless traditions, the documentary is a testament to the immense skills of engineering and ingenuity that led to Qatar’s mastery of the seas and ensures that this appreciation is captured for future generations to enjoy.

About the Director

Majdy Naeem Al-Sukhni is a Syrian filmmaker with a bachelor’s degree in Media from Qatar University, and currently works as a film director at the same university. He believes that an image is a language that everyone understands and is a nations’ weapon to promote for the present and narrate the past, and the fortress against underdevelopment and violation.


Majdy Naeem Al-Sukhni
Majdy Naeem Al-Sukhni
Ahmad Al-Sukhni
Executive Producer
Fathi Al-Yazidi
Mansoor Al-Muhannadi
Majdy Al-Sukhni, Zeyad Shanta
Kasim Al-Sukhni
"Team of Um Almahhar" Starring Rashed Ahmed Almannaie Abdulrahman Alyafie Sa'd Alyazidi Qais Ibn Dahshe Khalid Alyafie Children Ahmed Rashed Almannaie Abdullah Alkhulaifi Essa Abdullah Almannaie Rashed Ali Almujalli Hasan Mohammed Almuraikhi

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