Provocative discussions centered on diverse films from the Arab world

Curated by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program, this ongoing series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty. Each screening is followed by a live Q&A with the creatives behind the films.

In its 6th season the lineup is:

Black Box Cinema – March 13th

Enjoy a series of Arab short films curated by Black Box Cinema. Founded and managed by filmmaker Nawaf Al Janahi (Before We Forget, Sea Shadow), Black Box Cinema has been a landmark in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair since 2014, focused on presenting Arab short films, spreading film culture to new circles and giving different audiences the chance to come closer to Arab cinema.

Emirati Short Film Program – April 4th

A series of short films by Emirati filmmakers featuring Eman Al Sayed’s “Hamam Zakiya,” Sarra’a Al Shehhi’s “A Small Dream, ” Shereen Abu Ouf’s “Hayya,” and Abdulrahman Al Madani’s “The Monster.”

Under The Fig Trees – May 16th

Followed by a live online conversation with filmmaker Erige Sehiri
Taking place over the course of a day, Under The Fig Trees presents an intergenerational dialogue between a group of teens and older folk as they work the summer harvest, catch feelings, attempt to understand each other, and navigate the complicated terrain of building deeper ties.

Presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program.

Previously in this Event Series