Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films


Made in Qatar

Zaki Hussain / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 5 min / Colour / DCP2K
In English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Middle Eastern, Sports
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.


A terrible car accident put Hassan into a wheelchair and it looked like the 30-year-old runner would never walk again, let alone make it through another marathon. But Hassan is not one for rules or being told ‘No’, so every day saw the determined man trying to walk again. One day, during an attempt to cross the kitchen, he fell flat – but found he could crawl to his goal. He never looked back. Masterful satire makes ‘9956’ as heartfelt as it is hilarious.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born and bred in Singapore, Zaki Hussain moved to Qatar to attend Northwestern University in Qatar with hopes of pursuing filmmaking. Back in Singapore, he has worked as a cameraman on numerous music videos. He directed his first film, the mockumentary '9956', this year.


Zaki Hussain
Zaki Hussain, Nicholas Wong
Amal Ali, Habibah Abass
Sarhan Khan
Executive Producer
The Film House, Innovation Films
Ammar Younas
Production Company
Northwestern University in Qatar
Ahmed Al-Tonsi

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