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In partnership with the Austrian, German and Swiss Embassies in Doha, the Doha Film Institute presents Perspektive Kino. Curated by the Institute, the four-film series brings recent German-language cinema to Doha in a spirit of cultural exchange and the celebration of cinematic excellence.


10 April- 8:00 PM
11 April- 10:00 PM

Perkspektive Kino series premiere. A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

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The Wall

11 April- 7:00 PM

A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly isolates her in the remote countryside. 

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The Little Ghost

12 April-4:00 PM

The Little Ghost lives in the castle of Eulenstein. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, the ghost would like to see the world by daylight just once.

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The Beekeeper

12 April- 7:00 PM

A story of a beekeeper who lost everything in the Turkish-Kurdish war – his wife, his children, his home and the more than 500 bee colonies there were his livelihood. He is left with nothing but his love for bees and his faith in the human spirit. 

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Ajyal Youth Film Series

Two blundering yet lovable musician protagonists meet ghosts, obtain boons, avert, wars, marry princesses and help the common people live happily ever after. 

Friday, 11 April- 4:00 PM – FREE (ticket is required for the screening) 

Katara Drama Theatre Building 16 

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MIA Exhibition Series – Presented by DFI

Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. Intent on taking control of this rich region, British authorities clear the way for an annexation for the Empire. While the political pressure mounts, Ali Shah secludes himself in his palace, while the nobility ignore the situation and abandon their duty, spending their days playing chess. 

Thursday, 3 April – 7:00 PM
Friday, 4 April – 7:00 PM
Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium 

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Ajyal Youth Film Series

In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day 2014, which will take place on 22 April, the Doha Film Institute and Kahrama (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation) have collaborated to present the Tarsheed Short Filmmaking Competition. The focus of the competition is on raising awareness about conserving water and electricity. We want you to express how you can save the earth’s energy by submitting a compelling short film about the subject. 

Deadline for submission: 14 April, 2014 

Register now to submit your short film 

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