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After deciding to prepare shishbarak for a friend’s visit, a young woman refers to her mother’s cookbook to remind her how the recipe goes. Memories of her mother’s at times exasperating presence overwhelm her so that it’s as though the woman is right there in the kitchen with her.

Original Title Shishbarak
Category Out of competition
Section Made in Qatar
Tipology Short Film
Duration 10'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Qatar
Directed by Bayan Dahdah
Screenplay Bayan Dahdah
Director of photography Zahed Bata
Editor Bayan Dahdah
Music Audio Network
Main cast Sarah Yousef
Hania Hammoudi

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Of Palestinian origin, Bayan Dahdah was born in 1993 in Amman and raised in Doha. Although she completed a degree in Architecture in the UK, cameras have always been a huge part of her life, both for photography and videography. Made as part of the Doha Film Institute's Short Narrative Film Lab, SHISHBARAK marks her filmmaking debut, combining her creative background with her personal experiences.

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