WOW Movie screenings
March 6th, 2017, VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates
The Man Who Mends Women
(Congo) Duration: 1h 52 minutes.
Director: By Thierry Michel
Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in Congo. His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. At the end of 2012, the Doctor was the target of another attempt on his life, which he miraculously survived. Threatened with death, he now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu under the protection of the United Nation peacekeepers. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Q and A: In conversation with two female humanitarian workers in Africa.
(UAE) Duration: 1h 12 minutes.
Director: By Mansoor Al Dhaheri
"Little Sparta" is a new long documentary that derives its name from a statement made by one of the high ranking generals of the international coalition who referred to the UAE as Little Sparta to symbolize the UAE's armed forces in this (country with tiny area) as an active and impressive force in the military operations in the war against Daesh (ISIL). Sparta Based on this, the Emirati writer and director Mansour Al Dhaheri projects his vision through profound historical reading of the region, documenting its history and rise of men and women in leadership with highly professional technique, using the state-of-the-art and modern cinematic production tools.
INTERACTIVE SESSION: Meet the Director / Q and A