Contemporary Arab Cinema
Three short films by Emirati filmmaker Abdulrahman Al Madani - Screening
Presented by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the NYUAD Film and New Media ProgramPast Event
A series of three short films by acclaimed Emirati filmmaker Abdulrahman Al Madani.
Tune in for this online screening and live Q&A with the filmmaker. Tickets are free of charge, and only take a minute or two to book.
The three short films presented are:
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.
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?
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.
This is a past event
Director: Abdulrahman Al Madani
Writer: Abdulrahman Al Madani
- Nagafa: 12 min
- Beshkara: 15 min
- Laymoon: 19 min
- Full program duration approx. 75 min
- Genre: Drama
- Subtitles: English
The post screening conversation will include:
- Abdulrahman Al Madani, filmmaker & Dr. Doris Hambuch, Associate Professor of Literature and Film studies, United Arab Emirates University.
- It will be moderated by: Dr. Clio Chaveneau, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
Presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and The Arts Center.