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Al Jazeera Documentary


Behind every picture, there is a story


At Al Jazeera Documentary, we tell the stories that deserve to be told. Real-life portraits of the people and places that make up our world—raising awareness and inspiring millions of people across the Middle East.

As the first documentary channel in the Arab world, we inform our viewers with stories that enlighten. We entertain them with cutting-edge production techniques and vivid cinematography. And because we draw on the resources and technology of the Al Jazeera Media Network, we gain unique access to the most underreported parts of the world.

Our 24-hour programming is diversified and of the highest quality. It encourages innovative thinking in Arabs worldwide and inspires future generations of great filmmakers.

We show documentaries for Arabs, by Arabs. Whether political, historical, social or cultural, our mission is to make brilliant films. We are Al Jazeera Documentary and we tell the stories worth telling.

A Voice for the voiceless


Since launching in 2007, we’ve supported Arab filmmaking by serving as a pioneering advocate for the Arab documentary industry.

We’ve encouraged talented directors, writers, producers and visionaries who believe that documentaries are a unique and beautiful platform allowing us to achieve genuine resonance with our audience.


Management Team

Ahmed Mahfouz Nouh

Managing Director

Abdulla Thamer Al-Thani

Deputy Managing Director

Ghassan A. Abu-Husein

Manager of Acquisition

Adel Ksiksi

Manager of Planning & Scheduling