Film Screenings
The Neighbourhood Storyteller - Real Life Events: Bisan Salameh, Fairouz Taqi Adeen & Dr Rana Dajani

The Neighbourhood Storyteller - Real Life Events: Bisan Salameh, Fairouz Taqi Adeen & Dr Rana Dajani

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 11:30-13:00

Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: Arabic

Simultaneous Translation: Arabic to English

Session No: 42 

Join us for a screening of The Neighborhood Storyteller, a documentary based on true events that delves into the life of Asmaa, the woman whose life changes when she launches a reading club for young refugee girls residing in the Zaatari Camp in Jordan.

The film, produced by the Big Heart Foundation in Sharjah, won the Mountain Film Festival Award for Documentary Films - Colorado for highlighting the difficulties faced by refugee women.

The screening of the film will be preceded by a panel with Fairouz Taqi Adeen and Bisan Salameh from UNICEF and Dr. Rana Dajani, founder of We Love Reading.

All proceeds from this session will go to support refugees and humanitarian causes at the Big Heart Foundation in Sharjah.

Bisan Salameh is a Private Sector Partnerships Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Fairouz Taqi Adeen is the Chief of Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the Gulf Regional Office.

Dr Rana Dajani is the founder of the We Love Reading project and holds a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. She is a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and a speaker at McGill University and MIT.

This session is moderated by Doudja Benfredj

As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.

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