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Event 102 Culture, Cliché and Cut!: Identity in Film

Friday 9 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm   Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

In Muscat, a dark-skinned boy meets his fair-skinned stepbrother for the first time. In Dubai, Indian and Pakistani security guards bond in an empty building site. And a multi-ethnic cast of characters collide, irrevocably impacting each other's lives.

Three young filmmakers who have received critical praise for the unexpected truths captured in their films discuss the power of visual storytelling to bridge divides.

Muzna Al Musafer is a self-made Omani filmmaker. Her breakthrough second film, Cholo, premiered at Dubai Film Festival and has been screened at prestigious events worldwide.

Neel Kumar quit a lucrative job with Saatchi & Saatchi to create Security, which was acclaimed at film festivals worldwide. He is currently working on his first feature-length film with an Oscar-winning star….

Ali F Mostafa is an award-winning Emirati director most famous for City of Life, a highly acclaimed feature film that broke box office records for an Emirati film.

This panel is moderated by Alex Broun.

Language: Arabic & English with translation

Culture, Cliché and Cut!: Identity in Film

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Event 831 Freestyle Your Film: Workshop with Muzna Al Musafer

Saturday 10 March, 10am-11.30am   Al Waha, InterContinental

Learn how to create short movies on your phone with filmmaker Muzna Al Musafer!

Muzna will teach you how to produce high-quality films using nothing more than a mobile device, an app and your imagination. Turn the world around you into your personalised story without the need for lighting, cameras and other equipment.

The tutor: Muzna Al Musafer is a self-made Omani filmmaker whose first film Niqab won the student competition at the Gulf Film Festival. Her breakthrough second film, Cholo, won Best Script at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, premiered at Dubai Film Festival and was screened at the New York African Film Festival.

Participants in the class should download the full or trial versions of FiLMiC Pro to their device before the workshop begins. Other materials provided.

Language: Arabic

Age Group: 15-21

Freestyle Your Film: Workshop with Muzna Al Musafer

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