Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Unrestrained (Bala Quyoud)

Made in Qatar

Houssam Laabar / Short Documentary / Qatar / 2018 / 9 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Action, Comedy, Documentary
Qatar 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 high-octane documentary that follows the exhilarating, yet extremely dangerous sport of dune bashing. Through this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the secretive sport, we learn the unwritten rules and explore what motivates many to take part in such a risky hobby, which can often end in serious injury or worse. So fasten your seatbelt as we take a trip deep into the Qatari desert...

About the Directors

Houssam Laabar is a filmmaker born in Oman and raised in Qatar. He fell in love with documentary filmmaking while studying TV and Broadcast Journalism at Qatar University.


Houssam Laabar
Abdullah Khattab

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