Academic Screening of Qatar Stars at University of South Carolina, September 14, 2023 at 4:30pm. Hosted by School of Visual Arts and Design. Co-hosted by Walker Institute of International Studies and Humanities Collaborative. Director Danielle Beverly will be in conversation with Tarlan Chahardovali, Ph.D. after the screening.
Our official movie poster has arrived! Designed by documentary filmmaker and colorist Laurie Little.
Official trailer for Qatar Stars! Edited by the talented Bay Area editor Kathleen Dargis
Festival acceptances have begun. Thrilled to share Qatar Stars will screen in competition at the 40th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Dates and details coming by late September.
“…a fresh and captivating perspective on the lives of girls in Qatar, beautifully capturing their joys and challenges…this film will have a transformative impact on sparking meaningful conversations about gender and culture in the Middle East.” – Dr. Esmat Zaidan, Associate Professor, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
“…a moving portrait of a unique community told with care and authenticity.” – Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Professor, Documentary Department of Film and Television, ULCA
“…presents a complex portrayal of girlhood and sport from inside an international community in Doha, Qatar. Her unyielding camera invites us to witness the girls’ hard work and triumphs as they navigate the rigors of coaching and competition.” – Laura Kissel, Professor, Media Arts School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina
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Hamad Bin Khalifa University hosted a research presentation about Qatar Stars at Spring 2023 Qatar Faculty Forum. Director and Assistant Professor Danielle Beverly was selected from an Education City-wide call for proposals. She was joined by Producer Jawaher AlMoawda to share the research and creative process, as well as clips from the upcoming feature documentary.