Private Project

The Sheikh of Mussafah

A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars. Diving in to a story where the father was never forgotten and the son never forgot.
Struggling to get back up on his feet, whilst, being oblivious to the resemblance between his father and himself.

The story takes place in Musaffah, the industrial area of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

The word “Sheikh” is a honorific title in the Arabic Language, given to the heads of tribes, and it is usually given at birth.

  • Waleed Al Madani
  • Waleed Al Madani
  • Fayssal Bin Sahli
  • Waleed Al Madani
    Director of Photography
  • Saad Aldin Al Kharouf
    Camera Operator
  • Ahmed Molham Makki
    Audio Recordist
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Arab Film Festival San Francisco 2015
    San Francisco, USA
    USA Premiere
  • Corto Creativo 2015
    World Premiere
  • Silk Road Film Festival
    March 13, 2016
  • Zayed University Middle East Film Festival
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    May 1, 2016
    Best Short Documentary
  • Beirut International Film Festival
    October 16, 2016
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    New York
    United States
    July 13, 2017
Director Biography - Waleed Al Madani

A Syrian filmmaker born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with a degree of Entrepreneurship and a passion for short documentaries. Currently freelancing full-time as a short films editor and a camera operator. Entering the universe of humanitarian documentaries, hoping to create widespread influential films.

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