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Synopsis: M.F. Husain was born in Pandhapur, India, in September of 1915, and died on the 9th of June, 2011.

In between that time, he completed over 40000 paintings, became arguably the most important artist in the history of modern India, and sent shockwaves through the art world that can be felt to this day.

… and he did all of that while barefoot.

This short documentary tells the life story of the iconic and controversial Indian artist M.F. Husain, told through stories from his family and friends.


English and Arabic

Run Time

10 minutes

Directed by

Dimitri Yuri

Produced by

Jennifer Mansour

Executive Producer

Justin Kramer

Director's Bio

Dimitri Yuri is a Brazilian screenwriter/director based in Doha, Qatar. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University (majoring in Art History), Dimitri began to write and direct commercials for a variety of reputable companies such as Ooredoo, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatar Airways. Dimitri created and directed the pilot for the Al Jazeera Arabic variety show “About Cinema” which was later picked up for a season. Dimitri’s latest script, Blood at the Root , won the Gold Prize at
the 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. His short narrative film Falling Leaves received nominations and awards from a variety of international festivals, as well as being featured in Short of the Week. Dimitri currently works as a Writer/Director for The Film House, a Qatar-based production company.

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