The screening, which is part of ‘The Art of Cultural Diplomacy’ series, will be followed by a panel discussion including Mansour Al Dhaheri, from the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi has partnered with the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) to screen Botoula, an 80-minute documentary depicting the rise of Jiu-Jitsu.
The screening will take place on September 30 at 7:00 pm. It will be followed by a discussion between HE Hanan Al Aleeli, Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Latvia; Mansour Al Dhaheri, board member of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Alma Al Mubarak, Head of Public Diplomacy Initiatives at Image Nation.
Botoula, meaning the championship, follows an emerging generation of young fighters as they battle their way through regionals in the UAE to the World Pro competition in Abu Dhabi. The documentary is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Emirati teenagers on a journey to the world stage.
The screening will be the third monthly event in the virtual series, ‘The Art of Cultural Diplomacy’, which showcases the power of film and visual storytelling to highlight important social topics.
The series’ opening night, which screened polio documentary Every Last Child, was attended by more than 400 participants from around the world, including Brazil, the US, France, the UK, Luxembourg, and the UAE.
Image Nation will screen several more of its film productions throughout the series, including History of the Emirates and As One: The Autism Project, followed by panel discussions with industry experts and thinkers.