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Naila and the Uprising: dir Julia Bacha (2017)
10 MayAED 55
During the Holy Month, Cinema Akil is being transformed into Cinemajlis, a dining majlis serving casual, family-style South Asian cuisine and screening award-winning Arab films. Cinemajlis will also host games, talks, and performances by open mic event Blank Space including oud-qanun-piano sibling trio De3bal and feel good singer-songwriter Haranero. Iftar will be served every night followed by films at 9pm and 11pm on weekdays as well as pre-iftar screenings on weekends. There’s limited seating, so book in advance on the website or via the Facebook page; tickets for the iftar plus film are AED 200, for the film alone AED 55.
Faced with the 1987 Gaza uprising, Naila Ayesh must make a choice between love, family and freedom. She embraces all three in this powerful documentary …
The film is in rep with nightly showings to 17 May.