The Palestinian documentary has won the Glasshütte Original Documentary Award at Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.
Cinema Akil, Dubai’s independent cinema has announced that it will screen award-winning documentaries from Palestine, Ireland and Romania.
Palestinian documentary Ghost Hunting, directed by Raed Andoni, will screen from May 28 – June 5. The movie won the Glasshütte Original Documentary Award at Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.
Directed by Radu Ciorniciuc, the Romanian documentary Acasa, My Home develops in the Bucharest Delta, where a family of nine children and their parents are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city. The film has received 20 awards and 36 other nominations across the world. It will screen from June 3-18.
The last screening of the Irish documentary Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan is on May 27. Filmmaker Julien Temple dives deep into the life of Shane MacGowan, the tortured vocalist best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Features unseen archival footage from the band and MacGowan’s family, as well as animation from legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman.