The festival aims to bring the best of cinema from Palestine and its diaspora to audiences in the UAE.
Reel Palestine, a UAE-based film event dedicated to Palestinian movies, is returning for the eighth year and will be hosted by Cinema Akil.
The event will take place from January 29 to February 6 at Cinema Akil.
The festival will present a line-up of films, features and shorts from filmmakers in Palestine and the wider diaspora, as well as filmmakers who highlight stories of Palestinians.
Over the course of nine days, the festival will also host a big market where home-grown brands will sell Palestinian crafts, books, fashion and more.
This year, the festival is also partnering with Visualising Palestine, a non-profit organisation that highlights visual stories for social justice, in addition to Alserkal’s Kave, Gulf Photo Plus and The Flip Side.
Since 2016, Reel Palestine has partnered with Cinema Akil, the GCC’s only arthouse cinema, as programmatic partners. In 2019, with the official opening of the Cinema Akil space in Alserkal Avenue, it has since become Reel Palestine’s home.