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Mother of Fog

Um Al Dhabaab

Farah Al Qasimi’s genre defying work questions Western-centric historiographies of the Gulf by engaging the mythic figure of the pirate. Departing from a fictional retelling of the 1819 siege of Al Dhayah fort Qasimi constructs a multi-layered portrait of imperialism on the high seas from the perspectives of an ancient jinn, the ghost of an Al Qasimi pirate, a Jack Sparrow Impersonator and a Victorian naval officer.

Director

Farah Al Qasimi

Country

United Arab Emirates

Year

2023

Premiere

World Festival Premiere

Dialogue Languages

Arabic English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Farah Al Qasimi