The screenings start promptly at 8:30 pm and viewers that join the streaming at a later time will not be able to watch the film from the beginning.
The Sharjah Art Foundation Film Programme has announced that it will be screening films online for audiences at home. Part of SAF Online, the Foundation’s initiative to connect with viewers digitally, allows anyone to enjoy a range of award-winning independent films and cinema classics to livestream on any digital device.
Screening online on April 3 is the acclaimed documentary film The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011), directed by Rania Stephan. The film delves deep into the controversial life of Soad Hosni, famously known as the ‘Cinderella of Egyptian Cinema’, and uses the technique of filmy montage to create a moving portrait of the actress, addressing the rumours surrounding her lifestyle and the mystery behind her death.
Part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, this film was co-commissioned by the Foundation, produced by Joun Films, and co-produced by the Beirut-based Arab Fund for Art & Culture (AFAC), The Post Office and forward Production, with the support of CNC, Paris; FIDLab, Marseille; and Serpentine Gallery, London.
The long-form narrative film, The Landing (2019), directed by renowned artist Akram Zaatari will be screened online on April 17. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for Sharjah Biennial 14, the film takes place in Shaabiyat Al Ghurayfah, a public housing project built in the village of Al Madam in the early 1980s, and reconstitutes historical narratives through sound, visuals and performances and features audio interviews with former residents of the area, which are interspersed throughout the soundtrack of the film.
Livestream links are embedded on Sharjah Art Foundation’s website. Visitors can access the screening by visiting the film programme page and clicking on the link corresponding to the film. Future screenings and upcoming films will be announced via our website and social media channels.