films – Cinema Akil


WAREHOUSE 68, ALSERKAL AVENUE
AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
DUBAI, UAE

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DIRECTED BY
Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
Germany, UAE | PG | 89 min | Feature documentary | Arabic, English ( Eng. sub )
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Hissa Hilal is the voice from behind the veil: Her weapon is her word. Hissa is a self- taught writer and she says what she thinks. She decides to take part in the "Million's Poet" show, an Abu Dhabi base multi million Dollar TV show. It is the Arab world's biggest poetry competition, and it is dominated by men. Hissa works herself up, becoming the first woman in the finals. In her poems she criticizes the patriarchal Arab society and she attacks one of the most notorious Saudi clerics for his extremist fatwas, live, in front of 75 million viewers. We’ll never see Hissa's face. Like the majo Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Julia Bacha
Palestine, USA | PG | 76 min | Documentary, Animation | Arabic, English
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.


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