May 05, Friday

Geographies (2015)

Directed by Chaghig Arzoumanian
Lebanon | PG | Essay Documentary | Armenian | 72 min
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
Time: May 5, 8:20pm

Nazareth was twelve years old, Lousaper still a newborn, when the Armenian genocide was perpetrated in 1915. The film traces the paths of their solitary peregrination throughout exile; from their village of Burunkişla to Beirut, passing through Cairo, Karantina and an orphanage in Saida before meeting again, years later, around a lunch table where they fell in love and decided to start a family.

Nazareth shut his eyes at the age of fifty -seven carrying away with him the last visions of the« old country».

His eyes are those of my father, which are today mine.

Omnia (2015)

Directed by Amna Al Nowais
UAE | PG-13 | Drama | Arabic | 9 min
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
Time: May 5, 8:00pm

Omnia struggles with her memories of her circumcision. Since the operation, she explores the physical and psychological effects it has had on her.

Nearby Sky (2014)

Directed by Nujoom Al Ghanem
UAE | PG | Documentary | Arabic | 85 min
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
Time: May 5, 6:00pm

Fatima Alhameli is the first Emirati Female camel owner to physically take part in the Camel Beauty Pageant Competitions as well to enter the camels’ auctions in the UAE. Regardless of all the difficulties and challenges she encountered while trying to prove herself in one of the most  male dominant domains, her wish to win in a race or a beauty pageant contest remains the only compensation to overcome her failures. Just when Fatima begins to lose hope, an unexpected reward comes her way.

Nyerkuk (2016)

Directed by Mohamed Kordofani
Sudan | PG | Drama | Arabic | 19 min
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Adam, 12-year-old-child, is forced to flee his village after his family dies in an airstrike. In the city, he finds himself amongst other homeless children involving in burglary with a thug, Mazda, in order to make a living. Not fully content with his new life, Adam decides to make a change but things get complicated when Mazda asks him to do one more job.