HERSTORY: FILM AND THE ARAB WOMAN // WAREHOUSE421 – Cinema Akil


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HERSTORY: FILM AND THE ARAB WOMAN // WAREHOUSE421

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.

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About Warehouse421

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.
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WAREHOUSE 421

ADDRESS
Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz Industrial District, Dubai
GPS COORDINATES

LATITUDE 25.1419867

LONGITUDE 55.2254851

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PARKING

RTA Parking available around Alserkal Avenue.

TRAVEL BY CAR

From Sheikh Zayed Road, take the AL Manara exit (Exit 43) into Al Quaz. Go straight on AL Manara street until you reach the traffic light facing Home centre.

At this junction, turn right. Continue straight then turn right onto 17th Street, before the Avenue.

At the end of the road, turn left onto 6A Street for parking.