Screenings of diverse films from the Arab world followed by insightful discussions.

Curated by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program and presented in collaboration with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, the monthly series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty of NYUAD and Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi.

In its 3rd season the lineup is:

What Comes Around – Monday, Oct 14 at The Arts Center

  • In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Cairo, the community is the only way for hope.
  • Directed by Reem Saleh
  • Followed by a Q&A with the director

Mafak (Screwdriver) – Monday, Nov 4 at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

  • A man experiences a physical and emotional toll when he returns home after spending 15 years in an Israeli jail.
  • Directed by Bassam Jarbawi
  • Followed by a Q&A with the director

Of Fathers and Sons – Monday, Nov 25 at The Arts Center

  • Talal Derki returns to his homeland, where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life over two years.
  • Directed by Talal Derki
  • Followed by a Skype Q&A with the director

Further dates to be announced for 2020.

Presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.