In collaboration with the Korea-Arab Society and with the support of the Korean Cultural Centre and the Korea Foundation, join us for the film program KOREAN FILM DAYS with three screenings across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The program will present three contemporary Korean films including the feature films A Taxi Driver (2017), Veteran (2015) and The Pirates (2014) as well as the short film Bread Barbershop (2016) at three different venues, Warehouse 421 and Cinema Space (Manarat al Saadiyat) in Abu Dhabi and The Yard at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.
The Korean Film Days screenings are part of the Korea Festival 2017, hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UAE and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE. The Korea Festival promotes cultural awareness and brings the magic of Korean culture and art to the UAE hosting a variety of cultural performances that will present Korean culture.
The Korea-Arab Society (KAS) is a non-profit and an incorporated foundation, funded by Korean and Arab governments. The bilateral cooperation between Korean and 22 Arab countries will enhance mutual development in diverse areas not only in economy but also in arts, culture, sports and academia. At the ‘International Conference to Launch the Korea-Arab Society’ on 26 May 2008, the ‘Statue’ set out the aims in order to establish the Society. Activities and other matters were agreed upon basis of consensus which then was adopted as an official document at the inaugural Board of Directors Meeting on 30 June 2008.
Korean Cultural Center in the UAE(KCCUAE) is located in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, one of the leading countries of the Middle East.
KCCUAE was established in March 2016 to strengthen the cultural relationship between the two countries, based on ‘MOU on the Establishment of a Korean Cultural Centre in the United Arab Emirates for the Promotion of Cultural Cooperation’ signed during President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the UAE in March 2015.
KCCUAE aims to be the base of promoting Korean culture and tourism, by spreading Korean Wave (Hallyu) and supporting art, cultural industry, tourism, sports, etc. KCCUAE will hold various programs, such as Korean language courses, cultural classes, movie screenings, exhibitions and performances, to raise the understanding of Korea among the people and to set a steppingstone of friendship between the two countries.
The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs.