[Gulf Times] “To me, Palm Tree stands for nationalism”
The following excerpt is from an article published by Gulf Times:
Young, bright Qatari talents were in no short supply at Doha Film Institute’s Focus on Qatar event, held at the Museum of Islamic Art. Celebrating the power of documentaries to tell inspiring stories that also have a social impact, the festival shone the spotlight on the country’s filmmakers who actively pursue the art of documentaries.
Of the seven short documentaries directed by Qatari filmmakers, young Jassim al-Rumaihi’s Palm Tree stood out for its visual heft. Made as part of DFI’s Doc Lab, the cleverly conceptualised and neatly shot Palm Tree won the Made in Qatar Award for Best Documentary at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in 2015. Al-Rumaihi is a Northwestern University in Qatar graduate and senior producer at Al Jazeera Arabic.