CinemaNA: Films by Mohamad Malas and Nezar Andary


WHEN October 4, 2021
7:30 PM WHERE Online Part of "CinemaNA" WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

A live conversation with influential Syrian filmmaker Mohamad Malas, accompanied by three films by and about him that provoke audiences to contemplate loss, memory, and home.

This ongoing series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty. Each set of screenings will be available for on-demand viewing on our website, followed by a Q&A with the creatives behind the films.

Before the conversation, we invite you to watch:

  • The Night (al-Leil) – Directed by Mohamad Malas
    The son of a dead resistance fighter for Palestine tries to restore his father’s history and exorcise the feeling of shame and humiliation that accompanied the image of his father and his town, occupied by Israelis.
  • Passion (Bab el Maqam) – Directed by Mohamad Malas
    Set against the backdrop of the 2003 Syrian elections, Iman strives to become a singer amidst suspicion and mistrust among her family members.
  • Mohamad Malas, Filmmaker
Organized by
  • Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
  • NYUAD Film and New Media Program

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