Female Film in Focus–Contemporary Arab Film Series at Warehouse421–Season 6.
This Front and center she stands…through her lens a world awaits. Her story, her voices, her gaze and image.
Home to the UAE’s longest-running series of contemporary Arab cinema; Warehouse421 joins forces with Cinema Akil to present a new season of film in Abu Dhabi considering an Arab woman. In its most extensive program yet; Warehouse421 turns its focus directly to contemporary films about, on and by Arab women.
With the heart of a woman at its core, cinema in Abu Dhabi now gets an even stronger voice running from October 2018 to April 2019. Every month, through the Arab world she will meet them, audiences who will walk in her shoes, or by her side, hear her spirit thunder and sputter, watch her heart break or pound its pain away. This program is a woman; abundant in her experiences and her stories.
Comedic and violent, anguished and confused, hunted and resistant: the program presents the Arab woman in all her folds. Audacious women will stand, side by side, screening by screening, with she that is meek, she that is bold, she that is silent. Passion will beget passion, truth will make way for sorrow, anger will give way to fear, and words and bodies will flow…unstoppably.
Warehouse421 presents a collection of stories about the Arab woman, she of nations, tribes and continents, as neither subject or object but as story, as vessel of that living and perishable soul; it considers her in all her ways.
Warehouse421 is a hub for creativity and an active participant in Abu Dhabi’s creative ecosystem, and is dedicated to supporting learning, making, exhibition and commercial activity relevant to the local and regional creative industries. Since November 2015, Warehouse421 has hosted 14 exhibitions and showcased the work of more than 200 local and regional artists and designers, providing a place for creatives to formally and informally convene. Warehouse421 offers public the opportunity to explore their creativity through interactive initiatives including talks, workshops, film screenings and performances.
Warehouse421, Mina Zayed
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Visitors can park their cars in the available parking spaces next to Warehouse421.
From Abu Dhabi City, Follow the (E10) or Corniche Street towards Port Zayed (Secondary Entrance). Join 20th Street and at the 2nd roundabout turn left.
From Dubai (Travelling on E11):Take Saadiyat Island / Yas Island exit onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E12), Continue onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway following the signs for Port Zayed (Secondary Gate). Join 20th Street, and at the 2nd roundabout, turn left. Key landmarks nearby Warehouse421 are Abu Dhabi Vegetable Market and Mina Center.