The programme will begin with the Lebanese documentary "Those Who Remain" by Eliane Raheb where we follow the struggle of Haykal Mikhael as he tries so hold on to his land among sectarian tensions.
Co-presented by Alserkal Avenue, Cinema Akil will present four film screenings, every Wednesday during Ramadan starting May 23. The programme will begin with the Lebanese documentary Those Who Remain by Eliane Raheb where we follow the struggle of Haykal Mikhael as he tries so hold on to his land among sectarian tensions. This will be followed the next week with the screening of the Academy award nominated documentary Life, Animated which tells the story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
In June, the documentary Madayen will be screened that tells the tale of three young Saudis who set out to the notoriously haunted Madayen Saleh ruins to investigate the myths and truths behind its curse. The programme ends with the documentary Food Evolution, which uses the controversy over genetically modified foods as a way to show how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis. The films will be screened on Wednesday from May 23 until June 13 at 9:30 PM at A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue. Entry is free of cost.
In an interview with The National, Cinema Akils founder, Butheina Kazim has revealed that Cinema Akil will be established in a permanent space within Alserkal Avenue, as Dubai’s first arthouse cinema, later this year.