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Qatari female 'pioneers' bask in filmmaking spotlight

AFP Doha, Qatar Dec 04, 2018, 06.48 PM (IST)

While the film industry is mostly dominated by men in the rest of the world, in Qatar women are at the forefront of the local movie industry, making for nearly 60% of all emerging filmmakers. For young female directors like Amal al-Muftah, making a film as a woman in Qatar is a way to shine a light on the stories of a community that is known to be "very private".