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Doha supports new film and TV projects by Hicham Lasri, Soudade Kaadan and Karim Aïnouz

Qatari institute supports a record 42 projects in autumn funding round.

Moroccan director Hicham Lasri, Syrian Venice Lion of the Future winner Soudade Kaadan and Brazil’s Karim Aïnouz are among the latest round of new grantees of the Doha Film Institute (Dfi).

The Qatari institute has announced a record 42 projects for its autumn 2019 selection, 35 of which have strong Middle East and North Africa connections.

Prolific director Lasri, whose last work Jahilya screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2018, received backing for his upcoming supernatural TV series Meskoun.

The fantasy drama revolves around a Moroccan man who drowns crossing the Mediterranean on

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