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World of Women Finalist Films 2018

March 6th, 2018, WOL Community Center, Al Quoz

10.30 am:

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

SHE

Duration: 10 minutes.

Director: Philip J. Rachid, UAE

'SHE' paints intimate portraits of seven women based in the UAE, each defining through their life experiences and accomplishments, what it takes to be a woman trying to realize her goals, hopes and dreams.

RELATIONSHIPS

OK, MUM

Duration: 14 minutes.

Director: Eva Lanska, UK

Natasha's parents are in a constant state of conflict and her father takes out his anger on her and her mother doesn't do anything about it. Natasha then grows up, and her main purpose in life is not to repeat the path of her mother and to forget her childhood. However, she makes similar mistakes and the mental dialogue with her mother continues.

THE CHOICE

Duration: 10 minutes.

Director: Eman Talal Alsayed, UAE

After her Emirati father passed away, Lauren is asked to fly to the UAE for the first time to meet with her long-lost family, and settle her father's inheritance. However, in order to claim her right she is asked to cleanse her father's "mistake" that estranged him for years.

MOTHER

Duration: 10 minutes.

Director: Jumaan Short, UK

Lara has always lived in the shadow of her mother. That is, until the morning of one life-changing decision that Lara knows, must be made alone.

CRUSH HOUR

Duration: 7 minutes.

Director: Natalie Malla, UK

Melissa and Eric might just be soulmates, but will they talk to each other or will they leave that crowded tube carriage never knowing what might have been?

CHROMATIC

Duration: 14 minutes.

Director: Marjan Hashemi, Iran

A young painter's opening creates turmoil among guests including her investor and his wife.

A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO SHOES

Duration: 15 minutes.

Director: Robyn Grace, New Zealand

In the hope of finding a shopping friend, Alice manages to lose something much bigger...her sanity.

INTERMISSION – COFFEE BREAK

1 pm:

MIND YOUR BODY

Duration: 23 minutes.

Director: Silke Engler, Germany

Jo is working as a trainer at a fitness company where his consciousness slips into the body of a customer and does their work out for them. One day when Jo trains a famous customer he meets Ery and suddenly everything changes.

WAR SWEET HOME

Duration: 4 minutes.

Director: Haya Al Tamimi, UAE

Two young friends discuss their ideal home until they are poised with a tough question. Where will they sleep?

MISTRESS

Duration: 7 minutes.

Director: Julia Gani, Kazakhstan

Despite the betrayal of his beloved, a young poet plans to get the woman of his dreams back and light up the sparks that have faded. He asks his friend, an artist, to paint one unforgettable day the lovers shared in their blissful past.

AMAL

Duration: 5 minutes.

Director: Hani AL Kattan, Saudi Arabia

This film is about a Muslim family and their daughter Amal – who after the assassination of her father during an award ceremony in France – begins to go through psychology trauma and grief. A new step taken by her mother creates hope 'Amal' for both of them.

THE PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER

Duration: 16 minutes.

Director: Mika Orr

Nadav is a young man who's come to New York to pursue his dreams. By day, he plays the trumpet, and by night he works as a "Professional Cuddler" in order to finance his first album. The film follows the first meeting of a woman he met online. Will they be able to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds?

NEVER SAY NEVER

Duration: 7 minutes.

Director: Adele Meyers, UK

A couple struggle with letting go. How to end their relationship? They must, but do they really want to?A poem film adaptation from an original poem written by Patrick Errington.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

Duration: 2 minutes.

DIRECTOR: Lubna Al Amoodi, UAE

This film talks about the real beauty of women; they are beautiful by nature.

Details

Date:
March 6th, 2018
Time
10.30am
Event Category:
Film screening

Venue

WOL Community Center, Al Quoz
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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