x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 17 December 2017

WATCH: Warehouse421 to screen three free films at Mina Zayed

Hind Mezaina picks three films to be screened at Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed. Watch the trailers here: 

A still from the film Speed Sisters
A still from the film Speed Sisters

Commissioned by Warehouse421 as part of its ongoing Summer Camp programme, the first of three film screenings will take place on Saturday at the venue in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed.

Specially selected by the Dubai-based artist, writer and alumni of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship Hind Mezaina, the mini-season has been curated to be in dialogue with The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates - la Biennale di Venezia's #positionsinplay exhibition that’s currently taking place in Venice.

“I selected documentaries about music and sports that is linked to the theme of 'play', featuring stories of how people use music or sports to assert themselves and to make a mark in their societies,” the force behind The Culturist website and unabashed film fanatic told me, explaining her choices.

Riffing on notions of play, games and sport the films, all the movies are subtitled, free to attend and will be screened indoors.

For more details, visit https://www.warehouse421.ae/summer-camp/

Saturday 22 July

20:00 - 22:00

BEATS OF THE ANTONOV

Directed by: Hajooj Kuka | 2014 | Sudan | PG | 68 mins

A documentary about the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan and their use of traditional music as a means of dealing with the trauma of the longest-running civil war on the African continent.

Saturday 29 July

20:00 - 22:00

SPEED SISTERS

Directed by: Amber Fares | 2015 | Palestine, USA: PG | 80 mins

The first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East, the Speed Sisters stole headlines and turned heads by speeding their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.

Saturday 5 August

20:00 - 22:00

LES PETITS CHATS

Directed by: Sherif Nakhla | 2015 | PG | 80 mins

Named after the legendary rock band from a golden era of Egyptian popular culture from the 1960s and 70s, Les Petits Chats follows six of the original band members as they reunite for a performance in spring 2010 and includes interviews with major celebrities and cinema stars such as Ezzat Abu Ouf, Omar Khairat, Sobhi Bedair, Samir Sabri and Mohamed Salmawy.