Doha’s Ajyal film festival to kick off on Nov. 29 with ‘Idol’ screening

The third edition of the Ajyal Film Festival will open on Nov. 29 and run through Dec. 5 at Katara Cultural Villiage, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced.

The six-day event will feature a number of short films that will be screened in the Middle East for the first time, including the opening movie Idol.

The film was directed by the Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu Assad, who was previously nominated for two Oscars for Omar and Paradise Now.

Idol tells the story of singer Mohammad Assaf, who grew up in the impoverished, besieged Gaza strip, became a wedding singer and then went on to win the TV show “Arab idol” title in 2013.

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Source News: Doha News
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