- Family audiences and film enthusiasts will enjoy a fantastic slate of acclaimed and award-winning films from Nov. 24 to Dec. 16
- Film on the Farm initiative to provide a truly unique cultural and culinary experience at one of Qatar’s leading centres for regenerative agriculture
Doha, Qatar; November 17, 2022: Film lovers are in for a visual treat at the idyllic Heenat Salma Farm from Nov. 24 to Dec. 16, as the Doha Film Institute brings the most endearing and inspiring selection of films from around the world for the Doha Film Experience.
Against a breathtaking backdrop of the natural beauty of autumn, audiences will enjoy beloved classics, family dramas and football-inspired movies alongside a range of delectable cuisine made from the farm’s home-grown produce. Many will seize the opportunity to catch up with timeless works of art, others to relive their fondest memories of watching inspiring movies that have made a difference to the lives of many.
Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Office of the Doha Film Institute, said: “The fantastic selection of movies specially curated for family friendly screenings will truly bring the world of film to Heenat Salma Farm as part of the Doha Film Experience. Guests will enjoy a cosy film experience under the stars, set against the backdrop of the farm’s lush foliage bringing them closer to Qatar’s natural surroundings. From compelling films from the Arab world to stories inspired by the spirit and passion for football, the programme will particularly delight visitors from across the world who will be celebrating the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ with us and provide for a truly unique cultural experience.”
Among the selection of films to be screened at Heenat Salma Farm are:
Theeb (Jordan, UK, Qatar, UAE/2014) by Naji Abu Nowar the multiple award-winning film, also nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film will be screened on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 PM. Bekas (Sweden, Finland/2012), directed by Karzan Kader will screen on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 PM. The neorealist classic, Bicycle Thieves (Italy/1948) by Vittorio De Sica is on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 PM. Iranian director Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven (Iran/1997) will be screened on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 PM. Supported by the Doha Film Institute, Freedom Fields (Libya, UK, Netherlands, USA, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada/2018), directed by Naziha Arebi will screen on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 PM. A must-watch for family audiences, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Beauty and the Beast (USA/1991, directed by Bill Condon, will be screened on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 PM. The winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Offside (Iran/2006) by Jafar Panahi will screen on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 PM. The legendary Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (USA/1936) will be screened on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 PM. Nadia (France/2021) by Anissa Bonnefont is a powerful documentary that shares the incredible story of Nadia Nadim, the film will be screened on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 PM. Wajib (Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, UAE/2017) by Annemarie Jacir is screening on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 PM. The inspiring film Captains of Zaatari (Egypt/2021) by Ali El Arabi will be screened on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7PM.
Taking place over four action-packed weeks, the Doha Film Experience is a rich cultural showcase that pays tribute to the nation in the year that the nation hosts the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, taking place at venues across the city including M7’s Sky Theatre, Qatar Foundation’s Oxygen Park, and the venues of the D’reesha Performing Arts Festival 2022, the Museum of Islamic Art, Lusail Boulevard , Heenat Salma Farm, Sikkat Wadi Msheireb and Vox Cinemas Doha Festival City. For more information and to book your tickets now, visit www.dohafilminstitute.com
Msheireb Properties, Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums are the Strategic Partners of the Doha Film Experience. TikTok and Year of Culture are the Signature Partners. Darwish Holding is the Main Electronics Provider and 51 East, FNAC, Sony and Leisure (Virtuocity), Qatar Media Corporation and Store 974 are Contributing Partners. Alkalive is the Main Water Sponsor, and M7, MIA, Ministry of Culture, Music Lounge, Qatar Creates, Qatar Theatrical Group, and VOX are the Friends of the Festival. Qommunication is the Social Media Partner. Doha Film Experience is promoted by I Love Qatar and Qatar Living.