The NYUAD Arts Center, the Core Curriculum, and the Film and New Media Program present the latest film by acclaimed director Ali F. Mostafa

In the dark future imagined by this post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller, environmental catastrophe has left the world in a state of chronic water shortage. A band of survivors have sought refuge in an abandoned warehouse that contains the last remaining clean water source in the area. One day, two strangers infiltrate their fortified compound, entangling them in deadly traps and a brutal game for survival in which only one of them can emerge as “the Worthy.”

A groundbreaking film that changes the face of Arab cinema, THE WORTHY is a rollercoaster ride, laden with action and special effects. At the same time, its story and themes resonate with some of the most pressing issues of our times, offering social commentary with regional and universal implications. At stake is the survival of humanity, no less. The third feature film directed by the popular and critically-acclaimed director Ali F. Mostafa, THE WORTHY features a star-studded, pan-Arab cast, including Samer Al-Masri, Ali Suliman and Maisa Abd Elhadi, with impressive newcomer Mahmoud Al-Atrash in the lead role.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Ali F. Mostafa.