Don't miss the chance to attend the UK/UAE 2017 Short Film Festival coming to Umm Al Quwain
UK/UAE 2017 Film Festival: Celebrating Cultural Exchange Through Film will be screening eight short films by emerging and established filmmakers from the UK and the UAE (film details below).
The film festival is presented by Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the British Council, with support from the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.
The screening is free to attend but requires reservation. Email UKUAE2017@britshcouncil.org to book your seat.
The Blind Side, 2014
Director: Aysha Abdullah
Al Jalila Al Nuami, Captain of the UAE Women’s Football Team has an ambition: to see more Emirati women and girls out on the sports field, both at home and internationally.
Director: Abdulrahman Al Madani
After the beloved child of a Filipina 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?
Director: Ali Bin Matar
Abdullah discovers new information about his brother Salem, who mysteriously died a few weeks previously. Thus, begins the quest to unravel the strange details of Salem’s life, unknown to his loving family.
The Other Dimension, 2014
Director: Aisha Al Zaabi
A young careless troublemaker is stuck between reality and imagination. After an accident, he sees himself in another dimension, realising all of his past mistakes. But as he struggles to return to reality the line between truth and fantasy becomes blurred.
Dear Mr Shakespeare, 2016
Director: Shola Amoo
An exploration of Shakespeare's intentions when writing Othello, exploring the play's racial themes in a historical and contemporary setting and drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today.
Director: Caroline Bartleet
Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma’s life in her hands.
Fish Story, 2017
Director: Charlie Lyme
Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.
Director: Mike Forshaw
15th April 1989: One game of football is about to affect Liam and the city of Liverpool forever… A fictional account of how the Hillsborough stadium disaster – which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters – unfolded for one family back home in Merseyside.
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