Movies & Books2018-10-31T12:50:16+00:00

Movies & Books

Qumra 2019 concludes with Alice Rohrwacher’s witty masterclass on the role of cinema in bringing people together

Doha, Qatar: 20 March 2019: The fifth edition of Qumra – an annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute that provides mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for first- and second-time filmmakers – concluded with a frank and witty masterclass by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher about the importance of film [...]

March 27th, 2019|

Doha Film Institute invites public to engage with industry experts on shifting trends in film at Qumra Talks

Doha, Qatar; March 11, 2019: The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced two industry leaders who will lead this year’s Qumra Talks in partnership with Northwestern University in Qatar, that delve into varying perspectives on the fast-evolving industry. Open to ticket holders and Qumra Pass delegates, guests can also enjoy [...]

March 12th, 2019|

February Book Releases

Photo by Susan Yin  Non-fiction The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (7th Feb, PB).  When Raynor and Moth lost the life they’d always known in one fell swoop, they decided to confront homelessness and terminal illness head-on, by walking the 630 mile South West Coast Path. Shortlisted for the [...]

January 29th, 2019|

Eleven Books to Read in 2019

We asked eleven authors to tell us about an amazing book that we might have missed in 2018. Kiese Laymon Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi; author of several books, including most recently the memoir Heavy. The Reckonings by Lacy Johnson (Scribner) I read, reread and loved [...]

January 7th, 2019|