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The short film “HOPE” is about the journey of a new born baby sea turtle named Aqua. During his journey, he faces many obstacles from human pollution to different predators. Using his mind and courage he over comes one obstacle after the other, until he reaches his final destination. Just before he enters the sea, he witnesses a life changing scene, that he bravely over comes and grows as a character.


Abdulla Al-Janahi

Abdulla Mohammed Al-Janahi is a Qatari filmmaker with a passion for making a difference through his unique work. He firmly believes that through the power of creativity and animation, a person can do magical things. He has written several scripts for feature and short films and has worked on a traditional Qatari series consisting of 15 episodes. He is the writer and director of the short film ‘HOPE’, which won the best short film award in Ajyal Film Festival 2020. In addition, he was the producer of short film 'The Unlucky Hamster', which won the Made in Qatar Special Jury Award at the Ajyal Film Festival 2019. Finally, he is currently working on several upcoming projects for 2021.

Written by:

Abdulla Al-Janahi

Produced by:

Abdulaziz Khashabi, Fabian Loing


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