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Films from the United Arab Emirates at Arabian Sights


  • AMC MAZZA GALLERIE 5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20015 United States (map)

Arabian Sights Presents films from the United Arab Emirates

ZINZANA

Talal (Saleh Bakri) has just woken up in a police cell with no memory of the night before and no identification. His predicament gets a lot worse with the arrival of brilliant psychopath Dabaan (Ali Suliman) who seems determined to play vicious and unexpected mind games with him. Talal's confinement becomes a fight for survival and a race to discover exactly what's motivating Dabaan. Building upon two brilliant performances is a taut thriller filled with outrageous twists and sudden moments of aggression. (Jordan/United Arab Emirates)


In Person: Director Majid Al Ansari at the Friday, October 23 screening

Friday, October 23, 8:50 PM, $13.00                                                           

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 PM, $13.00

 

I AM NOJOOM, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED

This gripping drama, based on Nojood Ali's best-selling autobiography, tells of the little girl who made headline news in 2009 and became a symbol of the movement against forced and underage marriage. A 10-year-old girl walks into a courtroom, looks the judge straight in the eye and tells him, "I want a divorce." This feature film follows her heroic journey. Recipient of the top prize at the Dubai International Film Festival. (France/Yemen/United Arab Emirates)  

In Person: Director Khadija Al Salami

Saturday, October 24, 6:30 PM, $13.00

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 PM, $13.00

                                            

FROM A TO B

From the director of City of Life (Arabian Sights, 2010), comes From A to B, a comedic road trip film, brimming with heart as it tells the story of three long lost childhood friends who reluctantly embark on a journey from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to honor their friend Hady, who passed away five years earlier. Their journey is filled with speedbumps - breakdowns, wrong turns, shady mechanics and a camel or two. If all of this doesn't drive them crazy, it might just bring them closer. (United Arab Emirates)

Directed by Ali F. Mostafa

Sunday, October 25, 6:30 PM, $20.00

Followed by a Closing Night Party

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