State Of (Non) Play


As I expected, nothing is happening. Two weeks ago (on the Saturday) Ibrahim promised me the scaffolding would arrive the next day. It did not. Last Sunday (he was here in Doha), he promised it would "be here today or tomorrow". Again, on the Monday, Ibrahim promised it would "be here today or tomorrow". And …

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Another Fun Week With ATG


It's been another 'fun' week at ATG. Talal visited last week, and while he seemed to be at a bit of a loss as to what to do, looking like a lost schoolboy, his presence still caused its own fair share of chaos. After three weeks of atrocious Wi-Fi in the office, Talal instructed the …

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Predictable Ambush


Just as I was about to walk out the door to go meet Ahmed, Majid called. Abdul wanted to see me. I said I was late and would see him when I got back. Moments later, Majid called me again. Except it was Abdul. I met him. He told me I was not allowed to go. …

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The Truth Is Out……


So I've been promising a major bit of news and here it is. After it all went off over the wages, Issam, Chris and Simon decided we should all have a meeting to discuss the email that we had sent (see below). As you will see, the email was to the point, factual, and decisive. …

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Film School ATG


Today is feeling like one of those days when it's impossible to turn a blind eye to just how 'film school' ATG is. When we got to Doha, we were each issued with a SIM card with just 20 minutes of local credit! Mine ran out after three calls. When I asked the production manager, …

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