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Aqareb Alsaa (Clockwise)
Inspired by an early 20th century legend, the film is set in a fishing village in northern Qatar. A ship drowns and its sole survivors are Atique Bin Barood and a baby in a box. Atique saves the baby, Saad, and raises him as his own. When Saad grows up, he discovers his father’s secret relationship with a djinn. The djinn had taught Atique and three of his friends the art of playing ‘Fjiri’ - the specific repertoire of vocal music sung by the pearl divers of the Arab states. Atique and his friends soon find themselves in adverse circumstances. Help soon arrives from an unexpected quarter – Saad’s female djinn.
2010 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 99 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Official Competition - Feature
Premiere: U.A.E Premiere
Rating: 15+
Director: Khalifa Al Muraikhi
Producer: Khalifa Al Muraikhi
Scriptwriter: Abdullah Al Sadawi, Khalifa Al Muraikhi
DOP: Santosh Thundiyil
Editor: Mike Jackson
Composer: Maciek Dobrowolski
Cast: Abdulla Hamed, Ali Hassan, Ali Mirza, Maysa Maghrebi