“On Arab Geographies”, a film programme dedicated to showcasing a selection of films from across the Arab world and beyond, will kick off this week in Abu Dhabi. Presented by Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Cinema Akil, the programme aims to showcase a powerful and broad spectrum of critically-acclaimed contemporary Arab films around the notion of geography. The On Arab Geographies programme of screenings and talks will be held in Manarat Al Saadiyat from May 4-6, 2017.
The weekend-long program revolves around the geographies of Arab film – it will feature films that capture contemporary narratives and stories in the region. The program is curated by Rabih El Khoury, who is currently the Program Manager of Talents Beirut, a Programmer at ALFILM the Arab Film Festival in Berlin and a member of the administrative board of the Metropolis Association. On Arab Geographies will screen a total of eight films that include feature length and short narratives, documentaries from UAE, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Tunisia and Lebanon among others.
The driving ideal behind the programme is to create opportunities for Arab talent to tell their stories, and provide them with the right platform to showcase, network and share their ideas with the audience. It is also an opportunity for local audiences to discover the breadth and depth of Arab films and support their local filmmakers.
The lineup will showcase titles including Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania’s documentary feature Zainab Hates the Snow and Amna Al Nowais’ short film, Omnia.
In addition to the film screenings, the programme will also include panel discussions and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and film experts that shed light on the opportunities and challenges of filmmaking in the region, in addition to discussions on the different geographies of the Arab world.
The programme opens on the May 4 at 7pm with the award winning Egyptian feature film In The Last Days of the City (2016) directed by Tamer El Said.
On Arab Geographies film program is aligned with the #SupportArabCinema campaign by Image Nation, which encourages local audiences to support Arab films and filmmakers in the region.
The program is open to the public and free of charge.
May 04 to May 06, 2017 ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR
Manarat Al Saadiyat,Abu Dhabi