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March 8th, A4 Al Serkal Avenue WOW Members only Series

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THESE SCREENINGS ARE ONLY OPEN TO WOW MEMBERS

12pm:

WOMEN’S HEALTH

In and Above Her Heart

(India) Duration: 30 minutes.

Director: Akshay Joshi

Two women share their stories of their journey to overcome breast cancer.

Multiple Scenarios

(England) Duration: 6 minutes.

Director: Mahayer Abou Matouk

A documentry on MS and how it effects women.

Omnia

(Emirati) Duration: 9 minutes

Director: Amena Al Nowais

Omnia is a young Egyptian woman still struggling with the physical and mental effects of a childhood event. In this short documentary, she revisits it.

2pm:

RELATIONSHIPS

Sounds of the Sea

(Emirati) Duration: 1h 30 minutes.

Director: Nujoom Al Ghanem

Humaid Alshehi, wishes to revive one of the traditional sea songs that hasn’t been performed properly in decades. He realizes that in order to have a successful performance, he must ask his teacher and one of the most famous sea singers in the whole country, to join them and be the lead singer. This film is a witness to the constraints of old age in the face of friendship and long-lost dreams.

4pm:

GLOBAL SHORTS

Portions

(USA) Duration: 9 minutes.

Director: Nancy Sawyer Schraeder

Three women at lunch in an upscale restaurant proves more than a mid-day reunion of friends. While Talia, prodded by her hunger, wonders what she's missing. A spilled glass of water and a seemingly misplaced woman with a picnic basket leads Talia to a lighted doorway which offers her another view of life.

Only Five Minutes

(Iran) Duration: 5 minutes.

Director: Mohammad Mohammadian

A blind girl is walking in the streets and faces multiple obstacles.

6.05

(Iran) Duration: 6 minutes.

Director: Shohreh Reayati

A girl who has decided to flee her homeland and her past, embarks on a journey.

7 Years before

(Saudi Arabia) Duration: 9 minutes.

Director: Maged Mohamed

“7 years before” is a short film about the last hours before a husband is leaving his girl behind, for changing his home for an unknown future. The stories' perspective is from the female point of view.

7.30pm:

GLOBAL SHORTS

Party

(Iran) Duration: 15 minutes.

Director: Saba Ghasemi

A woman has to make a decision: That whoever kills a person-unless it is for murder or corruption on earth-it is as if he killed the whole of mankind; and whoever saves it, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind.

Shhhh!

(USA) Duration: 4 minutes.

Director: Leah Thorn

‘Shhh! Shape up and push up. Put up and shut up. Shut up!’ ‘shhhh’ is a lyrical, physical expression of a poem by Leah Thorn about the systematic silencing of women.

Circles End

(Turkey) Duration: 8 minutes.

Director: Nergiz Karadas

This film tells the story of the lives of women and the struggles they face through the sad story of Zeynep and Ece in Turkey.

Limbo

(Greece) Duration: 30 minutes.

Director: Ron Dyens

The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.

8.45pm:

The Woman’s Perspective SHORTS

You Just Be My Mother

(Iran) Duration: 15 minutes.

Director: Roqiye Tavakoli

Sarah is a mother who lives with a man after separating from her husband but his son is against their relationship. Sarah is forced to choose between her son and her love.

Madiha

(Egypt) Duration: 7 minutes.

Director: El Faisal Badr

A little girl goes begging in the streets for the first time.

Refuge

(USA) Duration: 15 minutes.

Director: Mohammed Alsultan

Produced By: Ron Huffstutter

A refugee woman finds herself stranded in a foreign land estranged from her family and home. Relying on the kindness from a stranger she finds shelter on a small farm with an aging lonely man.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Q & A with Director

Details

Date:
March 8th, 2017
Time
12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7.30pm and 8.45pm.
Event Category:
WOW members only.

Venue

A4 Al Serkal Avenue
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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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