Screenings of diverse films from the Arab world followed by insightful discussions.

Curated by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program and presented in collaboration with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, the monthly series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty of NYUAD and Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi.

CinemaNa Third Season Lineup

What Comes Around — Monday, Oct 14 at The Arts Center
In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Cairo, the community is the only way for hope.

  • Directed by Reem Saleh
  • Followed by a Q&A with the director

Mafak (Screwdriver) — Monday, Nov 4 at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
A man experiences a physical and emotional toll when he returns home after spending 15 years in an Israeli jail.

  • Directed by Bassam Jarbawi
  • Followed by a Q&A with the director

Of Fathers and Sons — Monday, Nov 25 at The Arts Center
Talal Derki returns to his homeland, where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life over two years.

  • Directed by Talal Derki
  • Followed by a Skype Q&A with the director

Further dates to be announced for 2020.

Organized by
  • NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Directed by
  • Bassam Jarbawi

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