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CinemaNA: Mohamad Malas

4 October @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Free but preregister

A live (online) conversation with the influential Syrian filmmaker Mohamad Malas, accompanied by two of his films that provoke audiences to contemplate loss, memory, and home plus Nezar Andary’s documentary portrait. Presented by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the NYUAD Film and New Media Program.

The films:

The Night / al-Leil: dir Mohamad Malas (1992)
The son of a dead Palestinian resistance fighter tries to restore his father’s history and exorcise the feeling of shame and humiliation that accompanied Israeli occupation of his town.

Passion / Bab el Maqam: dir Mohamad Malas (2004)
Set against the backdrop of the 2003 Syrian elections, Iman strives to become a singer amidst suspicion and mistrust among her family members.

Unlocking Doors of Cinema: dir Nezar Andary (2019)
A feature documentary exploring 50 years of artistic contribution from Malas.


4 October
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Free but preregister
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