DOHA, Qatar

The seventh Ajyal Film Festival presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) kicked off in Qatar’s capital Doha with a traditional red carpet walk on Monday evening.

With the theme “Find Film, Find Life”, some 96 films from 39 countries will be shown at the international festival on Nov. 18-24.

Film fans flocked to the capital for the festival which aims to encourage young generations towards movie culture.

This year’s festival was inaugurated with Palestinian auteur Elia Suleiman’s “It Must Be Heaven”. The film is about Suleiman’s experience of leaving Palestine to find an alternative homeland. The promise

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