For the third year in a row, Cinema Akil is proud to co-present the fourth edition of Reel Palestine, the annual pop up film series showing the newest in independent and alternative Palestinian film, in the UAE.
Reel Palestine runs from January 19th – 27th 2018 screening films across the UAE in venues such as Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah and for the first time in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Saadiyat. Mark your calendars!
Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating will be arranged on a first come first served basis.
Reel Palestine is a pop-up film festival showing a selection of alternative Palestinian films in the UAE.
How did Reel Palestine happen? Well, in short, we love Palestine. Who doesn’t, really? So we sat around a table and decided to bring the best of Palestinian film to a screen near you. We believe it is important to be able to see Palestinian culture and tenacity through film and submerge ourselves in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and inspirational moments that occur under occupation. Stories that sometimes slip under the radar: stories of maqloubeh, giraffes and nostalgia for a better time. We want to tear down the wall (literally) and allow viewers to cinematically travel to our beloved Palestine, sans restrictions.