Nahda Foundation teamed up with Kino Pod Baranami Cinema to screen a number of Emirati films in Poland. The screenings took place from April 15 to 17, 2016 in collaboration with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Emirati filmmakers.
The screenings were the first of Emirati cinema in Poland and were held in Warsaw and Kraków simultaneously. The screenings included Nawaf Al Janahi’s film ‘Sea Shadow’, director Ali Mostafa’s film ‘From A to B’ and director Hana Makki’s documentary film ‘AS ONE: The Autism Project’. The screenings also included four Emirati shorts namely; ‘The Intruder!’ by Majid Alansari, ‘Sabeel’ by Khalid Al Mahmood, ‘Smaller than the Sky’ by Abdullah Hasan Ahmed and ‘Halet Ghoroob’ (‘Sunset State’) by Mustafa Abbas.
The screenings were accompanied by a lecture on the history of the UAE, a meeting with Ahmed Abdalla Burhaima, the Consul of the UAE in Poland and Breakfast with Emirati Cinema.
‘The Intruder!’: In a remote desert at deep night, a couple meets an intruder who may be a threat to them and their unborn child.
‘Sabeel’: Two young boys depend on the road as their main source of making a living; and it’s only the road that will determine their destiny.
‘Smaller than the Sky’: The profound story of a relationship between a young girl and a bird intertwines with the story of a woman trapped in her car as a result of an accident in the mountains.
‘Halet Ghoroob’ (‘Sunset State’): Two men with troubled pasts discover they are neighbours. Deep into the minds of two men; an American novelist, and an Emirati college student, into their happy memories as well as sad. A journey through the emotions of these two people, which are carried by their most inner thoughts and feelings.
‘AS ONE: The Autism Project’: Ten children from diverse backgrounds were selected to take part in this creative project. The children’s workshops, along with interviews from teachers and families provide a unique and insightful look into autism.
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