Nearby Sky: dir Nujoom Al Ghanem (2015)
26 February @ 5.00 pm - 6.30 pmFree
A classic Nujoom al Ghanem documentary, respectful of Emirati traditions and insightful about individuals coping with them. Fatima Alhameli is the first female Emirati camel owner to take part in person in the UAE’s camel auctions and the camel Beauty Pageant competitions. Just when Fatima begins to lose hope in the face of the difficulties of trying to prove herself in this male-dominated field, an unexpected reward comes her way. Arabic with English subtitles.
This series of film screenings, curated by Hind Mezaina, is inspired by the Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia exhibition and looks at the Arabian Peninsula past and present.