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And Then They Burn The Sea

ثم يحرقون البحر

13 minutes | 2020 | Qatar  | Documentary | 🔊 Arabic | English Sub. | 17+


Filmed in an abandoned fishermen village of Northern Qatar, ‘And Then They Burn the Sea’ is an ode to the filmmaker’s living mother whose memories abruptly left her during the making of the film. Al-Remaihi ruminates on an experience of familial loss of that which cannot be defined but is deeply felt by pairing existing family archives with reenacted dreams. Weaving a myriad of poetry, folk history, and personal archives, the film mirrors a history of maternal mourning rituals that lament their loved ones who may never be returned by the sea.


FRI, 1 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 19:15

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Majid Al Rumaihi

Majid Al Rumaihi

Majid Al-Remaihi is an award-winning filmmaker from Doha, Qatar. His short film “And Then They Burn the Sea” was Qatar’s first film at Locarno Film Festival (2021), and went on to win Best Short at Vienna Shorts; the Silver Tanit at Carthage Film Festival, and screened globally with more than 40 selections and garnering multiple awards at such festivals as Palm Springs ShortFest, Dublin, FrontDoc Italy, Malmo and more. Al-Remaihi's work focuses on unraveling the complexity of historical narratives and their reconstructions in the Arabian Gulf. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Qatar, Luma Westbau, amongst others.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company DFI

Producer Ali Khechen & Basel Owais

Main Cast Tala Kaddoura

Cinematographer Prum Mesa

Editor Amit Chowdhury

Notable Achievement

Locarno Film Festival 2020

winner tanit d’argent | Carthage Film Festival 2020