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Fire Walk With Her

20 October @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Free but preregister

Warehouse421’s 11th season of contemporary Arab cinema offers IRL screenings once a month for the rest of the year (20 October, 17 November, 15 December) as part of a dialogue with the centre’s current exhibition As We Gaze Upon Her, curated by Banat Collective. The films in the programme are centre on women, their roles and their identities; also featured are essays and Q&As with the filmmakers.

The films:

  • How My Grandmother Became A Chair dir Nicolas Fattouh (2020) In this 10-minute short, grandmother loses her five senses one after the other until she transforms into a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realises that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she thought she was, but the real, caring and strong family member Grandmother was looking for.
  • The Girls Who Burned The Night dir Sara Mesfer (2020) Two teenage sisters who embark on a journey after a small act of rebellion helps them to understand each other and themselves in a way they never imagined. This short has been a big hit on the festival circuit
  • ADAM dir Maryam Touzani (2019) The still above is from Touzani’s debut feature: Abla lives in Casablanca with her eight-year-old daughter Warda, running a small bakery. Their routine is interrupted by the arrival of Samia, pregnant and looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer but her mother initially refuses to allow a stranger into their home; but Samia’s arrival offers all of them the prospect of a new life. “Poignant and involving” said the Hollywood Reporter; “a beautifully made, character-driven little gem” said Variety


20 October
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Free but preregister
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Mina Zayed
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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