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"WAQF" is a moving portrait of the last elderly worshipper at a 1,000-year-old mosque in a remote mountain ­community.

  • Naif Shaqqaf
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Saudi Arabia
  • Country of Filming:
    Saudi Arabia
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF)
    Venice, CA
    United States
    June 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    June 4, 2020
    Islamic, Religion / Ethics Award of Recognition
  • Zayed University Middle East Film Festival
    United Arab Emirates
    April 24, 2019
    Best Documentary
  • Colors of Saudi Film Festival
    Saudi Arabia
    December 12, 2017
    Best Cultural / Heritage Short Film
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Naif Shaqqaf

Filmmaker & Respiratory Therapist who has worked as a freelance editor and camera operator for well known local shows and directed his first short film, winning the best traditional and heritage short film award in a local competition then winning multiple international ones afterward.

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