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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 28 February 2021

Warehouse421 and Cinema Akil to screen award-winning Arab films online

Six films will be featured as part of the programme running between February and April

Stills from 'Henet Ward', left, and 'You Will Die at Twenty'. Film Clinic
Stills from 'Henet Ward', left, and 'You Will Die at Twenty'. Film Clinic

Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi and Cinema Akil in Dubai have come together to bring an online programme of acclaimed Arab films to viewers in the UAE.

The first films of the series include award-winning Sudanese film You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala and Morad Mostafa's short film Henet Ward.

Abu Alala's film won the Lion of the Future Award when the film was screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2019 and this year was Sudan's first Oscar submission in the country's history.

Mostafa's short film has screened at international festivals including London Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest and Cairo International Film Festival among others.

Other films in the programme include Saudi film Last Visit by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan, Omani film Clouds by Muzna Al Musafer, Egyptian film Sunday at Five by Sherif El Bendary and Palestinian film 200 Metres by Ameen Nayfeh.

While the programme is free, access is limited. Registrants are required to register, after which they will receive a link with a password to access the film. The film will be available for seven days.

See the full list of films below

You Will Die At Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala (February 24 - March 2)

Henet Ward by Morad Mostafa (February 24 - March 2)

Last Visit by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan (10 March - March 16)

Clouds by Muzna Al Musafer (10 March - March 16)

Sunday at Five by Sherif El Bendary (April 7 - April 13)

200 Metres by Ameen Nayfeh (April 7 - April 13)

Published: February 19, 2021 03:59 PM

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