In the Sharjah desert, Sultan Zeib Khan makes the rounds of the ruins of a Neolithic necropolis where the foundations of the nation are kept. Amid the tombs, the vastness of the desert is palpable. Time plays no role in the ritual that Zeib Khan has performed daily for the past 20 years.

Original title
Al Haffar
Filmmaker
Ali Cherri
Country
Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, France
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
24’
Language
Arabic, Pushto
Producer
Sharjah Art
Production Company
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sales
Galerie Imane Fares
Writer
Ali Cherri
Cinematography
Bassem Fayad
Editor
Suzana Pedro
Production Design
Ginger Production
Sound Design
Mikaël Barre
Music
Pierre Aviat
Website
http://www.acherri.com