CinemaNa (online) A series of three short films by Emirati filmmaker Abdulrahman Al Madani

Monday 8 March 2021
7:30 pm
online streaming

CinemaNa presents the work of  Emirati filmmaker Abdulrahman Al Madani through three short dramatic movies
Followed by a Q&A session with the film director and Dr. Doris Hambuch, Associate Professor of Literature and Film studies, United Arab Emirates University

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Nagafa (12 min)

Known as Nagafa (aka Booger) among his classmates, 10-year-old Ahmad tries to overcome peer intimidation caused by the class bully, Omar. In spite of the supportive vibes around him, only Ahmad can save himself when he lands in a troubled situation

Beshkara (15 min)

After the beloved child of a Filipino caretaker is diagnosed with a terminal illness, her only desire is to return to her native country to spend what little time she has left with her dying daughter, but will her employer allow her to leave?

Laymoon (19 min)

Maitha is a middle-aged housewife who is trying to rekindle life back into her marriage but her husband, Abdulaziz, is a dour man who thwarts all her attempts of trying to get close to him. Maitha tries her best to spark the interest of Abdulaziz but without success. She finds out the secret behind her husband’s lack of interest. This leads her to take an unprecedented step that will have far reaching consequences

The movies are in Arabic with English subtitles

Full programme duration approx. 75 min

CinemaNa is a collabration with NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership and The Arts Center, supported by the Palestinian Business Council