Posted on July 09, 2014

Doha Film Institute and Education Above All will join forces to celebrate Garangao on Saturday, 12 July at Katara with a special film screening and a range of fun activities for children.

The traditional children’s festival will be celebrated by a free screening of Pascal Plisson’s documentary ‘On the Way to School’ at 10pm in the Katara Drama theatre – a touching and inspiring film that follows children from Argentina, India, Kenya and Morocco and the heroic lengths they go to in order to get to school. From 8pm, there will be a host of fun and exciting activities for children taking place at Katara Building 12 including face painting, traditional henna art, giveaways and a special green screen movie experience.

Doha Film Institute’s Director of Ajyal Youth Film Festival and Programmes, Fatma Al-Remaihi said: “We are delighted to once again partner with Education Above All to highlight the important work their organisation is doing to improve the lives of children all over the world. Cinema can open a window to the lives of others and as we come together to celebrate Garangao, we hope that this screening will both entertain and enlighten our community on this special day.”

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Deputy CEO of Education Above All, Mr. Fahad Al Sulaiti, said “In partnership with DFI to celebrate the forthcoming Garangao, we view the opportunity to screen ‘On the way to School’ befitting, as the film aligns both our organisations through its storyline.” Mr. Al Sulaiti added, “In hosting such an event and in actively engaging children from our community, we believe we will foster and encourage their future participation in our Youth Advocacy Programme, to raise awareness on the issue of out of school children globally.” 

Free rides to and from Katara are available using the Uber mobile app. Attendees can download the app from and enter the promotional code ‘GarangaoDFI’ when booking their ride.