The Doha Ajyal Diaries: For the Love of Cinema and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet

December 4, 2014 10:46 AM

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The Doha Ajyal Diaries: For the Love of Cinema and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet

I hold the Doha Film Institute absolutely responsible for me catching this fantastical bug five years ago. This beautiful city, with its azure seas is the epicenter of where I first realized that the stories being told in the region held the potential to unite us and ideally, help save the world. This is also where I knew I loved the way I felt when I watched these movies, because they made me laugh, cry, feel like no other film I ever watched.

This realization suddenly hit me a couple of evenings ago, during one of the dinners organized for us at this year's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. While sitting in the fragrant warmth of Mamig, the Armenian Lebanese restaurant in Katara Cultural Village, enjoying those little parcels of heaven -- their...

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