Jaffer Mohammed Al-Baqali

Jaffer Mohammed Al-Baqali is a Bahraini writer and director who is a civil engineer by day and a filmmaker by night who uses an unfamiliar approach to highlight life’s greatest issues.

Through his works, he casts light on the dark reality of the present, blending imagination with a touch of the long-lasting effect of magic, manifesting human values that may have become rarer to find nowadays, prompting viewers to wonder and perhaps inspiring them to do better.

He’s also won many awards in Bahrain, Tunisia, Netherlands, Iraq, India, and the UAE for his film AL HAKIM (2020).

Before becoming a filmmaker, Al-Baqali worked as an editor and a production designer in Bahrain and beyond, but he eventually found his passion in filmmaking and founded his company — Black Hole Films.