'Observing the Emirates Through Film', an event taking place on September 23, is the screening of the Emirati film 'Sea Shadow' which I've seen (read review HERE) and is well worth the hype. An extra exciting detail is the fact that it will be held at Qasr Al Hosn Centre in Abu Dhabi, a stunning place to say the least. I am going to try my hardest to be there, however nothing is certain yet (all depends on JJ and his after-school activities).
This screening of Emirati filmmaker Nawaf Al Janahi’s acclaimed film will be followed by a conversation about the research and creative process behind its production with Mr. Al Janahi and a circle of other national filmmakers and critics.
Speaker: Nawaf Al Janahi, Manal Wicki, Khalid Mohammed (Emirati Filmmakers)
Moderators: Ozge Calafato, Dr. Nezar Andary
The event is open to the public but prior registration is required. To register or for more information, please call 02 697 6472, or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
About the film:
Set in a small seaside neighbourhood in the United Arab Emirates, 'Sea Shadow' follows two teenagers Mansoor and Kaltham as they struggle with tradition and convention in their journey towards adulthood. Bound by family and deeply rooted values, the pair must find the courage to forge their own paths.
'Sea Shadow' held its World Premier at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October 2011 and was released in theatres throughout the Gulf Arab States in November 2011. It premiered in the United States at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2012 and went on to be officially selected in over twenty international film festivals.