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A4 screenings: Celebrate Women in Film

March 8th, 2018

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March 8th: SCREENINGS

3 pm:

HEALTH

CHILL

Duration: 20 mins.

Director: Jennifer Frappier, USA

'Chill' is a touching documentary about a single woman fighting to preserve her fertility and dreams of motherhood through egg freezing. Weeks before she decided to freeze her eggs, Actor, Jennifer Frappier began documenting her thoughts on fertility and parenthood. Throughout the film, Jennifer shares her story with vulnerability, courage and humor.

CREATIVITY BEYOND BORDERS

LAYMUN

Duration: 5 mins.

Director: Catherine Prowse, UK

'Laymun' is a stop motion paper cut animation set in a Middle Eastern war zone, where a woman defies the violence and destruction around her by growing a lemon garden. The film follows the gardener on her journey as she tries to inject life and hope into her home by filling it with beautiful things.

LACRIMOSA

Duration: 19 mins.

Director: Tanja Mairitsch, Austria

The young girl Mila wakes up in an unknown world full of mysteries. On her journey through ever changing surreal landscapes she meets her lover Theo. Mila has to learn that love also means to let go.

SHADOW

Duration: 6 mins.

Director: Lei Lei, China

This film tells the story of a girl who had been followed and abused and the injuries she has to endure as well as the lack of compassion around her.

MOURNING DOVE

Duration: 12 mins.

Director: Alexandra Petrus, USA

A young refugee uses her imagination to accept her tragic past.

BY THE MEDINA, FOR THE MEDINA

Duration: 12 mins.

Director: Haya Al Ghanim, Kuwait

This film represents the beginning of an ongoing documentary on the music and musicians of the old medina of Tetouan, Morocco. It focuses on a group of musicians known as Harmonic Fusion led by Abdulrahman El Khamal.

JUNK GIRL

Duration: 9 mins.

Director: Mohammad Zare, Iran

A short stop animation film about a girl that lives in a garbage dump and a garbage man who offers her a marriage proposal.

5 pm:

VIEWPOINTS

FAREED

Duration: 11 mins.

Director: Rudy Barichello, Canada

Fareed is a sensitive and discreet poet; whose passion is calligraphy. He is a young man of Berber origin who has a sewing workshop in his apartment in Montreal. The news media is dominated by stories about violence and barbaric acts done in the name of Islam. At first, Fareed doesn't react at the accusing finger pointed at all Muslims. But his friends at the Kahwa Café have a different opinion.

AYA

Duration: 24 mins.

Director: Moufida Fedhila, Tunisia

In an inner city neighborhood in Tunisia lives Aya, a 6-year-old girl. Her father has no choice but to force her mother to wear a Niqab. One day, an unexpected turn of events disrupts their lives.

NOT JUST A PIECE OF CLOTH

Duration: 29 mins.

Director: Alaa Alhussan, Jordan

'Not Just a Piece of Cloth' is a film that explores the issues of gender, tradition, modesty and politics. The filmmaker's own experience (decision) of taking off the Hijab is used as an introduction to the narratives of multiple women, of differing ages and contexts, discussing their personal and varied perspectives on the outlined issues. The film shows the complexity of identity as well as family and culture.

BEYOND THE VIEL

Duration: 11 mins.

Director: Sandy Ismail, USA

Unable to recognize who she has become; a young Muslim woman exposes herself to her most intimate thoughts facing a crucial turning point on her journey to self-discovery. Although constantly pondering her place in the physical world, her self-doubt expands into her spiritual realm.

OMNIA

Duration: 9 mins.

Director: Amna Alnowais, UAE

A film about cultural traditions and how it effects females in the region.

7 pm:

HUMAN RIGHTS

DISCONNECT

Duration: 16 mins.

Director: Charles Meunier, UK

A young Moroccan woman tries to get a divorce from her British-Pakistani husband through a Sharia law court in East London. The problem is, she won't reveal her reasons and the Islamic judges won't annul the marriage until they can justify why.

AZIZA

Duration: 7 mins.

Director: Naire Bahjat, Canada

A young girl prepares her beloved doll Aziza for a seemingly important event - her childhood is the price.

HEART OF FIRE

Duration: 7 mins.

Director: Beri Shalmashi, Kurdistan

Derya tries to deal with the wounds of the past. But her severely burned body makes it difficult 'to simply wash things off' and move on.

MOTHER (DAYAH)

Duration: 30 mins.

Director: Zakaria Zargany, Iran

When IS attacks a small village, a mother fails to save her children and is running away to Syria along with a convoy of women and children. Along the way she blames herself and is tormented by the terror and fear of her actions.

RAHA

Duration: 18 mins.

DIRECTOR: Yeganeh Balouchi, Iran

Raha is the story of a fifteen-year-old Iranian girl who is trying to find money to take care of a serious personal issue. But does anyone care?

MESSAGE TO...

Duration: 15 mins.

Director: Rami Hassoun, Syria

This film shares a special message about women as human beings and what happens when economic greed takes priority over political humanist engagement.

SALAAM FROM SYRIA

Duration: 8 mins.

Director: Sabrina Attar, USA

Upon fleeing the largest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, Syrian refugees recount memories of beauty from their devastated homeland while hoping for a future of peace in their new home.

I SEEK ASYLUM

Duration: 10 mins.

Director: Anna Southgate, UK

Based on actual asylum interviews, 'I Seek Asylum' depicts the reality of what survivors of trafficking and torture face when they come to the UK in search of safety.

PRIMARY COLOURS

Duration: 4 mins.

Director: Emily Ramsay, Canada

A cinepoem by Sudanese-Canadian artist Roua Aljied, aka Philosi-fire, about the realities of domestic violence and how each step a woman takes is a new color to paint on the canvass of her life. Created in partnership with Women in International Security Canada.

CHAMPIONS

Duration: 8 mins.

Director: Anastasija Brauniger, Germany

On the day of the football European Championship finals 2016, a group of Kurdish children from a refugee camp in Northern Iraq, try to contact FIFA. The children call the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland to register their team for the football World Championship in 2018.

9 pm:

DOCO FINALISTS

THE PEACE AGENCY

Duration: 1h 30 mins.

Director: Sue Useem, Indonesia

Lian Gogali and her 500 female students are a force to be reckoned with the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia. They are part of a powerful and successful movement for peace and justice in an area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.

THE LAST ANIMALS

Duration: 1h 31 mins.

Director: Kate Brooks, USA

The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to all lengths to save the planet's last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction.

Details

Date:
March 8th, 2018
Time
3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Event Category:
Women's Day screenings

Venue

Dubai
Ticket Price
Dh50-120
Website:
Book Tickets here

Organizer

Straight Street Media
Press info:
+971 (0) 4 428 1502
Email for info:
hermoine@straightstreetmedia.ae
Website:
www.wowmiddleeast.com
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