films – Cinema Akil

Rana Jarbou
KSA | PG | 20 min | Documentary | Arabic

Hajwalah explores the joyriding (or tafheet) practice through Rakan’s passion for what he considers a “motorsport” that should be legalized. Fearful of losing his system-monitoring night job, Rakan quits joyriding and instead, he imagines and virtually relives the hajwalah world through gaming. In parallel to Rakan’s story, Hajwalah explores the city from a woman’s lens through filmic essay capturing her attempt to claim a sense of virtual place in the rapidly growing desert metropolis.