The Challenge The Challenge

Anthropology of a contemporary desert

Director Yuri Ancarani crosses the Persian Gulf to accompany a falconer to an important competition, entering the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris.

Director

Editor

Cinematography

Composers

Studio

Countries

Language

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • (In)Visible Women
  • (It Was) Just a Job
  • (T)ERROR
  • 1/2 Man
  • 100 Films and a Funeral

MORE THAN MONDO (EXTENDO CLIP 2.1000)

buttguts

buttguts 1,750 films

"just a big list of documentary/ish/informational video" migrating here from an old rym list ()

the idea is to not…

  • 0.5mm
  • 10 on Ten
  • 10,000 km
  • 11 Flowers
  • 11 x 14

A–Z

Miguel Amaral

Miguel Amaral 4,035 films

  • Brother's Keeper
  • C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
  • The Corporation
  • The Fog of War
  • Imelda

An (Almost) Complete Retrospective of the True/False Film Fest

Michael

Michael 576 films

(Last Updated: 8 March 2018)

The True False Film Fest is an annual documentary film festival that takes place in…