Doha Film Institute recently marked its celebration of the Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017 with a compelling showcase of German films by master film-makers at the Museum of Islamic Arts Auditorium.
Organised in cooperation with the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region and Qatar Museums, the German Film Week underlines the year-long cultural collaboration between Qatar and Germany to build a legacy of artistic exchange. Fatma Al Remaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said, "The modern masters in German cinema have set innovative trends and approaches in film-making, which are showcased through our programme that includes classics from Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog along with contemporary titles with two films focused on the youth. These films are not only entertaining but also of great educational value for our emerging film talents, who can benefit from experiencing the diverse genres included in the showcase." Dr Elke Kaschl Mohni, Regional Director MENA of the Goethe-Institut, commented, "We feel that we can reach out to the Qatari and international audience in Doha especially through the medium of film which is accessible to almost everyone and gives an interesting insight into the German culture and history throughout the last 90 years."