AL MEDINA
Director: Omar Shargawi
Genre: Drama
Year of production: 2015
Running time: 90'


Synopsis
Yusif decides to go back to his hometown, Al Medina, along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah. His God-fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots searching for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child. When he mistakenly kills a child beggar, his life changes irrevocably, thrusting him into Al Medina’s dark side.

Biography
Shargawi started his career as a still-photographer before he directed his debut feature film, Ma Salama Jamil (Go With Peace Jamil), which premiered in 2008 and won several awards including; FIPRESCI award at the Gothenburg International Film Festival (GIFF) and the Warsaw International Film Festival Grand Prix. In 2011, Shargawi co-directed ½ Revolution, alongside Karim El Hakim. The film was awarded Al Jazeera Documentary Golden Award, nominated for Best Feature Documentary at Sundance Film Festival and received a Special Mention at CPH DOX.

Location and Day/Time
Dubai: Dubai Festival City mall - cinema 10
26/10/2016 - 9:00 PM




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