Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Bader - ages 18+

Ali Al Anssari / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2014 / 16 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Science Fiction
International 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.


Like a George Romero movie, or an installment of ‘The Walking Dead’ set in post-apocalyptic Qatar, ‘Qarar’ tells the suspenseful tale of a young married couple trying to survive an epidemic that has turned the population into zombies. While he battles the monsters, she hides a secret… Sparse use of CGI and a keen eye for atmosphere make this a great addition to the zombie myth.

About the Directors

Ali Al-Ansari was born in 1992, and is a media student at Bangor University in North Wales. He began practising photography many years ago and is now making the transition to cinematography and directing. Al-Ansari directed ‘i’, one of his first films, in 2012; it has been invited to numerous film festivals, and was features in the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. He is currently a team member of the Qatari production company Innovation Films.


Ali Al Anssari
Ali Al Anssari
Ahmed Al Baker
Ahmed Al Baker
Greg Johnson
Zeeshan Khan
Sales Company
Innovation Films
Production Company
Innovation Films
Mohammed Sharif, Sally Al Mansori, Nafed Al Saeed, Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi, Rathwan Al Saad, Ibrahim Al Merza, Salman Al Mohannadi

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