CIN­EMA AKIL presents Pales­tinian Film Week

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The UAE’S first art house cin­ema hosts the Reel Palestine film fes­ti­val

With the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val cur­rently on ice, op­tions to see re­gional in­de­pen­dent cin­ema have be­come wor­ry­ingly sparse, which is why we’ve been big sup­port­ers of the UAE’S Cin­ema Akil since it launched as a no­madic cin­ema in 2014. Now with its first per­ma­nent lo­ca­tion in Dubai’s Alserkal Av­enue, the GCC’S first art­house cin­ema has be­come the new home for screen­ings im­por­tant lo­cal films.

Case in point, this month sees Cin­ema Akil host­ing Reel Palestine — an an­nual film fes­ti­val show­ing a se­lec­tion of al­ter­na­tive Pales­tinian films in the Emi­rates.

From Jan­uary 18 to 26 more daily screen­ings, talks and a vi­brant mar­ket of Pales­tinian crafts and food will be on of­fer in both Dubai and, for the first time, in Abu Dhabi at Ware­house 421.

Films screen­ing dur­ing the week in­clude hu­man fo­cused sto­ries in both English and Ara­bic in­clud­ing Nayla and the Upris­ing, Am­bu­lance, Wall

and What­wala’awants. Cin­ema Akil, Alserkal Av­enue, Al Quoz, Dubai. Jan­uary 18 to 26. AED53. cin­e­

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