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MADE IN THE UAE: A Film Night in Ras Al Khaimah

It's time for one of the Foundation's most popular annual events! Join us for "Made in the UAE: A Film Night in Ras Al Khaimah."
The Film Night will feature films by our 2019 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant winners. The films offer unique perspectives into the lives, art, and experiences of our community.

Films to be screened:

1. Aminah by Rebecca Beamer
Synopsis: Aminah is a dialog between a poet, a critic, and an Emirate. It is an experimental biography of poet Ahmad Al Assam, who has lived his entire life inRas Al Khaimah. Ride along with Ahmad as he shares the intimate spaces around Ras Al Khaimah that have inspired his discourse on family, loss, love, and country. The environment, culture, and people are the catalysts for his poems that depict a greater narrative on the inevitable: change.

Ahmad shares his stories in verse and prose. View Ras Al Khaimah from the sky, hear the words that are echoed in the sea, and feel the passion of critic, Dr. Haitham YehiaAl-Khawajah, who refused to give up on the importance of poetry to Ras Al Khaimah and to the region.


2. Grain of Sand by Jason Carter
Synopsis: Grain of Sand is a documentary about the music and heritage of the Bahraini pearl divers through the eyes of British Musician Jason Carter. Follow Jason has he ventures into the cultural heart of Bahrain, exploring music as a platform for intercultural dialogue. Grain of Sand is an effort to shed light on the dying music of the pearl divers and asks poignant questions about identity, culture and heritage, in a region that has experienced development at a pace previously deemed impossible.

Grain of Sand premiered at Dubai International Film Festival in December 2017 and went on to reach the finals of ‘Best Documentary’ at the Pakistan International Film Festival. UNESCO screened ‘Grain of Sand’ as part of the World Heritage section of the Almaty International Film Festival.
 

All films will be accessible in both Arabic and English through subtitles.

Please RSVP to 07 233 8060 or events@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae with your name, phone, e-mail, and total number of guests. For more information, please visit www.alqasimifoundation.com.
Photographs and videos will be taken throughout this event and may be used for promotional purposes online, in print material, and /or through other media.

This event is part of the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Community Gatherings series. 

Start Date End Date Time
June 26, 2019June 26, 20196:00 PM