The second edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival starts today and will go on till 30th October. I was intending to go for a few days, but for personal reasons I can't make it. So needless to say, I'm quite gutted as I will miss out on the great outdoor cinema experience set up for this festival. The complete schedule can be found here and if you are going to this festival, please let me know about your experience.
Besides the film festival and TEDx Doha's Fun and Important evening on 29th October, there is a city wide photography exhibition by the renowned French photographer Brigette Lacombe.
“I am Film: Work in Progress” is an ongoing project that has taken Brigitte Lacombe, her sister Marian Lacombe and the Doha Film Institute throughout the Middle East and around the world to begin the first comprehensive photographic documentation of this region’s emerging and iconic cinematic storytellers.
Here's a small selection of photos from this exhibition, it includes talent from Dubai, Ali F Mostafa, Mahmoud Kaabour and Nayla Al Khaja. There are over 100 portraits from this exhibition which can be found here. This project also includes video portraits and I plan to create a separate post featuring some of the videos. For now, check out the video at the end of this post, it's a clip showing behind the the scenes of the printing process of these photos that will be displayed across the city.
I love these portraits, I want Brigitte Lacombe to photograph me!
I also love how this festival has a wide presence across the city of Doha. If you are in Doha this week, have a lovely time!
A behind the scenes look at the printing the portraits: