Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb are amongst the best known honey specialists in the northern parts of the UAE. Ghareeb has established a bee sanctuary a top of one of the mountains, while Fatima and Aisha prefer to roam the mountains. Meanwhile, the bees are coping with climate change and survival challenges. While integral to the lives of Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb, the bees may not be able to continue providing for long.
86 min / Nujoom Alghanem / UAE / 2016
Stay for the post screening discussion with director Nujoom Alghanem.
The film will be preceded by:
Remnants of the Hive (8 min / Madison E Moore / UAE / 2016)
After the apocalypse, 15 year-old Mina is faced with the role of caregiver as her grandfather’s memory begins to deteriorate. By considering parallels between the behaviors of honeybees and humans, this short narrative film explores the distinction between love and obligation and the implications of sacrifice. It stars award-winning American artist, John Torreano, alongside British-Algerian actress, Farah Taleb, and was shot on location in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
101 min / Otto Bell / USA / 2016
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunger, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.
ESCAPE FROM EARTH
Both scientific discussion and science action have long considered that humanity’s future may lie beyond the Earth. In these films, disastrous conditions on the ground are juxtaposed against the chance to leave for space.
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
How does the inside reflect the outside? Self, image, identity, and physiology exist in complex relationships across the membrane of our skin.
85 min / Antoine Viviani / France / 2016
A surreal vision of the digitized, quantity ed world, drifting from internet innovators to sterile data centers, as poetically narrated by the internet itself. An experimental documentary, the film features interviews with digital luminaries such as computer pioneer Gordon Bell, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Director of Engineering at Google Ray Kurzweil, among others. ALSO: Post-screening Discussion