Abu Dhabi: Half the Picture + Q&A // Public screening

Friday  8 March  2019  5:30 PM    Friday  8 March  2019 7:15 PM
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Cinema Akil presents FIERCE! Part II an American Film Showcase program, the continuation of a program dedicated to women and focuses on female success, failures, curiosities and preoccupations, putting women's perspectives front and center on the big screen for the Cinema Akil community.
The program will tour in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is in collaboration with the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the US General Consulate in Dubai.
Join us for the first screening of FIERCE! Part II with 'Half the Picture' winner of the WhatNext Prize Sundance Film Festival and SXSW contender, followed by a Q&A with the director herself, Amy Adrion.
Screens Mar 8 at Manarat Al Saadiyat at 5.30pm
Free entry, first-come first-seated.
Directed by: Amy Adrion
2018 | USA | PG | Documentary | English | 94 min
A documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, struggles, inspiration and hopes for the future.
About the American Film Showcase:
The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the Showcase joins local embassies and partners to highlight the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.
www.americanfilmshowcase.com // Facebook - filmshowcase // Twitter - @FilmShowcase // Instagram - @americanfilmshowcase
About Cinema Akil
Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomadic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Follow us into the dark.
www.cinemaakil.com // Facebook - Cinema Akil // Twitter - @CinemaAkil // Instagram - @CinemaAkil
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