Tue Jul 01,2014
‘DIFF FILM NIGHTS’ AT MARAYA ART CENTRE THIS RAMADAN
DIFF is teaming up with the Maraya Art Centre this Ramadan to offer audiences a unique chance to enjoy a special screening of special screening of shorts put together for the holy month of Ramadan featuring short films from Canada, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Tunisia, and the Philippines on Wednesday, July 9th at 9:30 pm.
Directors, Jalal Bin Thaneya of “Journeyman and The City of Pilgrims” and Mohammed Obaidullah of “When Jackie Met Saleh” will be present for Q&A after the screening.
The line-up of short films will be free to the public and will take place at Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba in Sharjah.
The line-up includes:
Director: Mehdi Barsaoui
It’s back to school day and for the first time, eight-year-old Fares is allowed to walk alone to class. On his way, he meets a stray dog he calls Bobby. A new friendship begins until Fares decides to take Bobby home!
Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbFLTyXOysI
Journeyman and The City of Pilgrims
Director: Jalal Bin Thaneya
Jalal Bin Thaneya embarks on a 2,000 km journey from the United Arab Emirates to Mecca on
foot. During his journey, he contemplates and realises the destructive nature of humanity, and overcomes several challenges on his way to the holy site.
Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwcp20fk3A0
Director: Sadeq Behbehani
A poor man wants to celebrate his wedding anniversary by buying his wife an expensive gift.
Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsjQ_QDyq2U
Directors: Kennedy Somera, Robert Arlo Deguzman
Dream-like images and reflections address issues related to the concepts of home, identity, and belonging.
Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZW3LplWnq4
When Jackie Met Saleh
Director: Mohammed Obaidullah
As the leader of the Muslim community at his university, Saleh advises his friends to avoid relationships with the opposite sex. However, when Jackie comes to him to clear some misconceptions, he realises he can’t get her out of his mind.
Ramadan Film Night
Date: Wednesday, 9 July, 2014.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba
Block (E), First Floor