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DIRECTED BY
Viktor Jakoleski
USA, Mexico | PG | 67 min | Documentary | Spanish
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lofi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for rev Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Leen Alfaisal
Jordan, UAE, Lebanon, Syria | PG | 54 min | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
After all of her seven sons and daughters fled Syria seeking refuge worldwide, 80-year- old Susu found herself with no choice but to flee Damascus and move to Dubai to live with her daughter’s family. However, she remains in constant conflict with her children, as she struggles despite her failing health to convince them of returning her to her now-empty, lifelong home in Damascus. In the middle of her internal and external conflict, Susu receives the news that her youngest daughter, Doaa (50), who has been living as an illegal refugee in Lebanon for two years, is finally granted the right t Read More...